Politics, Groups, and Identities

POLSCI 711S

Course offers an introduction to the concepts of groups and identities and their study in political psychology, sociology, and social psychology. Consider how theories from these different disciplines apply to different identities, including racial, ethnic, national and religious identities. Explore how groups and identities develop, and consider how they have been instrumental in politics not only at the individual level, but also how they have been implicated in social movements. Examines how identities are a lens through which individuals view the social and political world and how groups and indentities foster conflict or cooperation.