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Stanford Summer Institute in Political Psychology


SIPP 2011, July 10 through 29

What is Political Psychology?

Political psychology is a thriving field of social scientific inquiry, with roots in political science and psychology and connections to a range of other social sciences, including sociology, economics, communication, business, education, and many other fields. Political psychologists attempt to understand the psychological underpinnings, roots, and consequences of political behavior.

Some of this work enhances understanding of political phenomena by applying basic theories of cognitive processes and social relations that were originally developed outside of the domain of politics.

Other political psychology involves the development of completely new theory to provide psychological accounts of political phenomena.

Political psychology thus illuminates the dynamics of important real-world phenomena in ways that yield practically valuable information and also that enhance the development of basic theories of cognitive processes and social relations.

And all of this work helps us understand why political events unfold as they do.
SIPP 2011

We invite you to apply to attend the 2011 Summer Institute in Political Psychology. SIPP is a three-week intensive training program that introduces graduate students, faculty members, and professionals to the world of political psychology scholarship. The curriculum is designed to accomplish one preeminent goal: to produce skilled, creative, and effective scholarly researchers who will do more and better work in political psychology as the result of their attendance at SIPP.

At the Summer Institute, you will:

* attend lectures on core topics and recent research developments, delivered by world-renowned scholars.
* receive instruction in the most important research methods used in political psychology, such as survey research, laboratory experimentation, and content analysis.
* develop your own research ideas through personal interaction with peers and specialists.
* join the international network of political psychology scholars.

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