Political Judgment and Decision Making

POLSCI 706S

Course explores how people in democratic societies make politically-relevant judgments and how they choose among political alternatives. Topics include: heuristics and biases, impression formation and candidate assessment, forecasting and risk assessment, judgments of fact and misinformation, moral judgment, decision making under risk and uncertainty, compensatory and non-compensatory decision rules, and spatial, heuristic and expressive voting models.  Instructor: Johnston.