Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

POL 315 Psychology and Politics(RLA)

4 hours; 4 credits. An examination of the political implications of psychological theories.  How psychological statements about the nature of self and relationship between individuals and social institutions relate to classic questions of politics.  Readings will be drawn from such authors as Freud, B. F. Skinner, and Erikson.  The course will conclude with an examination of the problems and issues raised by psycho-history. Prerequisite: POL or PHL 100-level course and sophomore level standing.