REASON & PASSION IN POLITICS

PSY326S.01

Explores the nature of mass politics in democracies through the distinction between reason and passion and the idea that a well-functioning democracy requires the triumph of cold deliberation over emotion and intuition. Discussion of classic texts on reason and passion from philosophy, politics, and psychology; dual-process models of political judgment and decision making; political belief updating and persistent disagreement over facts; moral psychology and political ideology; emotions and collective action. Instructor: Johnston

Day / Time: 

WF 1:25PM-2:40PM

Location: 

Social Sciences 105

Instructor: 

Johnston, Christopher

Section: 

01