Psychology of Political BehaviorSemester Course

Psychology of Political Behavior, elective course at DIS Stockholm
Major Discipline(s)
Political Science, Psychology, Sociology
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

This course emphasizes the psychological mechanisms affecting political reasoning and behavior, such as how psychological biases affect our cognition, information-processing, and political behavior. Comparisons between U.S. and Swedish political contexts are explored, specifically examining how the political mind is embedded in social frameworks. This course is based on theory and research from the field of political psychology, an interdisciplinary academic field studying the relationships between psychological and political processes.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
International Relations, Leadership Studies


Steve Turner

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

M.A. in Political Sociology, Harvard University.  Extensive teaching experience in comparative politics, multiculturalism, globalization, welfare state policy and positive psychology. Works as a Leadership Consultant, bringing the lessons from modern psychology and neuroscience to the world of business. Also an avid squash player and kayaker. With DIS since 2016.

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