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


Ebba Karlsson

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology (Stockholm University, 2015), B.A. in Philosophy (Stockholm University, 2013). Visiting student in Politics and Public Policy at New York University, and research internship at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University. Founder of Poplar, a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving political civility in society. Also working as an organisational consultant, focusing on leadership development, stress resilience and well-being. With DIS since 2016.

Psychology, Ebba Karlsson