Psychology of Politics

POL 2310 3 Quarter Hours
Course Level CPS - Undergraduate Quarter
Description Examines how people’s political beliefs and attitudes are shaped and what needs and wants people bring into the political process. Considers “human nature,” its impact on society, and whether a nonrepressive society is possible. Focuses on the political implications of such psychological categories as personality, attitudes, beliefs, opinions, sublimation, and repression and the psychological factors behind obedience to authority, propaganda, and political socialization.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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