Faculty Corner: What does psychology have to say about politics?

APU psychology professor, Dr. Brian Collisson, reminds students that, “in a chaotic political environment, it is comforting to know that people’s thoughts and behavior are remarkably predictable.” Within Political Psychology (PSYC 420), a newly created course, Dr. Collisson applies psychological theory to various political phenomena, including political identification, voting behavior, nationalism, terrorism, social movements, and revolutions. If you’re interested in political psychology and want to earn GE credit for Civic Knowledge and Engagement, consider enrolling in Collisson’s PSYC 420 class in the Fall!