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POLI-310 Public Opinion and Political Psychology

This course examines the psychological dimensions of politics, with a particular focus on how citizens make sense of their political surroundings and how their understandings of the political world are linked to their political beliefs and behaviors.  Topics include the effects of personality, the role of emotion and reason, the nature of mass decision-making, and the impact of the media on other sources of information.  Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.  POLI-111 is recommended but not required. 4 SH. CC: Interdisciplinary.