April 8, 2022
This course includes:
Badge on Completion
Certificate of completion
This course, Social psychology, and politics move away from a state-centric study of politics and, using insights from social psychology, explores the role of identity, personality, and culture for political action.
Why are social psychologists interested in politics, and how can they help us understand things like social movements, protest, and activism? The course introduces a critical perspective considering how psychologists themselves can be activists and interrogating the norms of ‘good citizenship’ in Western societies.
Course learning outcomesAfter studying this course, you should be able to:
- Understand why social psychologists are interested in politics
- Understand the role of personality, groups and sociocultural context in political action
- Understand what is meant by ‘scholar activism’
About the instructor
Open University UK