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


Merrick Tabor

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Lecturer at the Department of Political Science, Stockholm University. Merrick is also Honorary Guest Professor at Leshan Normal University, P. R. China. In addition, he has had teaching assignments at the Department of Journalism, Media and Communication and at the Department of Social Work at Stockholm University and at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm. Merrick has worked on a number of international projects, among them as Project Advisor for the Eurasian Research Centre in the Kyrgyz Republic and as Project Co-coordinator and Lecturer for the Democracy School Project in Estonia. He is a recipient of the Pedagogical Award from Stockholm University. With DIS since 2019.