POLS3313Political Psychology3 ch (3C)
This course examines theories and perspectives from the field of psychology that provide insight into a wide range of political phenomena, including political participation, political communication, ethnic group relations, public policy design and foreign policy decision-making. Particular emphasis is placed on seminal thinkers and core ideas from the domains of cognitive psychology, social psychology and personality psychology that challenge the "rational actor" model often used in political science analysis.