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ADPS 4200 Psychology and Politics (Fall: 4 )


Course Description

This course examines the ubiquitous presence of power and politics in the context of human relationships and society. Students will emerge from this course with greater knowledge about and curiosity concerning the social, economic, political, cultural and psychological processes that shape definitions of the self and identity and that contribute to the formation of subjectivities and behaviors within given governing systems, groups and political contexts. The relationships between and reciprocating impact of social, economic, and political forces are explored with emphasis placed on their implications for how we understand human identity, suffering, and freedom. This is an interdisciplinary course, and students will read and discuss works from the fields of psychology, political science, sociology, philosophy, anthropology and humanities.


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Last Updated: 11-Jul-16