Political Psychology

Course Code: 
PA 304
Course Period: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Application: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
İngilizce
Course Objectives: 
This course aims to examine the impact of personality on political behavior and to become familiar with the role of social cognition, social influences, and social relations factors in political behavior. Moreover this course aims to examine the myriad of factors involved in the political psychology of groups and to explore the political psychology of race and ethnicity.
Course Content: 

This course includes what political psychology is. Moreover, course includes international concerns such as nationalism and political extremisim.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 9: Simulation, 12: Case Study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, C: Homework

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

To become more knowledgeable about the field of political psychology - its definition, its various domains of study, and its methodologies.

1

A

To become familiar with the role of social cognition, social influences, and social relations factors in political behavior

1

A

To examine the myriad of factors involved in the political psychology of groups

1

A

To explore the political psychology of race and ethnicity

1

A

 
 

Course Flow

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

Introduction to Political Psychology

 

2

Political Behaviour

 

3

Voting, Role of the Media, and Tolerance

 

4

Cognition, Social Identity, Emotions, and Attitudes in Political Psychology

 

5

The Political Psychology of Groups

 

6

Personality and Politics

 

7

The Study of Political Leaders

 

8

The Political Psychology of Race and Ethnicity

 

9

Midterm

 

10

The Political Psychology of Terrorism

 

11

The Political Psychology of International Security and Conflict

 

12

Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation

 

13

Political Psychology in Turkey

 

14

General Review

 
 
 

Recommended Sources

Textbook

Cottam, M. L., Dietz-Uhler, B., Mastors, E., & Preston, T. (Eds.). (2010). Introduction to Political Psychology (2nd ed.). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum

Additional Resources

Tajfel, Henri. 1982. "Social Psychology of Intergroup Relations." Annual Review of Psychology 33: 1-39.

 
 

Material Sharing

Documents

 

Assignments

There is no assignment for course.

Exams

There is a mid term and a final exam for course.

 
 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Mid-terms

1

40

Attendance

1

5

Total

 

45

CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

 

45

CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

 

55

Total

 

100

 

 

COURSE CATEGORY

Expertise/Field Courses

 
 

Course’s Contribution to Program

No

Program Learning Outcomes

Contribution

1

2

3

4

5

 

When students have completed the Public Administration Undergraduate Program, they will be able to;

 

 

 

 

 

1

understand and have universal principles of public administration as well as gain knowledge of the structure and process of Turkish Public Administration,

 

 

 

 

 

2

gain knowledge of superiority of law and believe in universal principles of law and also know Turkish legal and political system,

 

 

 

 

 

3

behave environmentally sensitive and responsible and develop public policies on this issue,

 

 

 

 

 

4

understand the importance of Atatürk thought  within the guidance of science

 

 

 

 

 

5

be executive and administrative candidates who know well Turkish socio-politic history and structure,

 

 

 

 

x

6

integrate technological developments and implement technology in an efficient and effective manner in both public and private sectors,

 

 

 

 

 

7

improve communication and leadership skills,

 

 

 

 

 

8

improve ability of expressing in English and Turkish,

 

 

 

 

 

9

gain knowledge of EU legislation (acquis communataire),

 

 

 

 

 

10

appraise global and regional developments,

 

 

 

 

 

11

realize / recognize the importance of art,

 

 

 

 

 

12

prepare their career also in private sector - apart from government executives,  as such the flexibility of the program and on the facilities of double major and minor,

 

 

 

 

 

13

compare and select the professional opportunities in the field related to the international relations and administrative law. 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

ECTS

Activities

Quantity

Duration
(Hour)

Total
Workload
(Hour)

Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours)

16

3

48

Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)

16

3

48

Mid-terms

1

4

4

Quiz

3

2

6

Final examination

1

8

8

Total Work Load

 

 

114

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

4,56

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

5