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Political Psychology

This course explored political thought and action through the lens of psychological science. The introductory discussions focused on the varieties of perspectives in psychological science and competing constructions of human nature. The relationship between the psychological citizen and political systems was examined. It was followed by discussions of politics and culture in global context, politics and personality, political decision-making and participation, collective political processes, and intergroup and international relations. This class (PSYC 375) was taught by Fathali Moghaddam as a Doyle Seminar (small upper-level classes that foster deepened student learning about diversity and difference through research and dialogue).



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Fathali Moghaddam

Faculty Fellow
Department of Psychology