Political Psychology

University of Limerick

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Political Psychology

  • Host University

    University of Limerick

  • Location

    Limerick, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Political Science, Psychology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Rationale and Purpose of the Module: To extend students’ knowledge of psychology into the area of political psychology and to improve students understanding of the role that social and political structures can have on human behaviour

    Syllabus: The specific focus of this module is political psychology. Political psychology is an interdisciplinary area of psychology. The course provides an introduction to the psychological foundations of political life. Psychological theories are applied to particular political problems including the formation of belief systems, moral reasoning and ideology, colonialism, political socialization, political culture, mass hysteria, psychohistory. In doing so, it is demonstrated how psychology informs political behaviours and actions, the behaviour of politicians and the effects of social and political structures on behaviour.

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Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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