POL S 527 A: Special Topics In International Relations Research

Meeting Time: 
M 1:30pm - 4:20pm
Location: 
SMI 109
SLN: 
19486
Instructor:
Jonathan Mercer

Syllabus Description:

How can we use psychology to better explain the sources of conflict and cooperation in international politics? Why is there an unprecedented resurgence in the use of psychology in the field of international relations (IR)? This course provides an overview of political psychology in IR with an emphasis on recent scholarship. It also focuses on some of the reasons for this renewed interest: a new view of emotion and rationality, the mainstreaming of psychology in economics, greater acceptance of experimental methods in political science, a movement away from competing paradigms in IR.

Catalog Description: 
Examination of current topics in the theory and practice of world politics. Content varies according to recent developments in the field and research interests of the instructor.
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
November 20, 2017 - 9:24pm