Course level



Humanities and Social Sciences


Politic Sc & Internat Studies




One Semester

Class contact

2 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hour



Assessment methods

Tutorial participation, annotated bibliography, essay

Course coordinator

Dr. Frank Mols

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

This course is not currently offered, please contact the school.

Course description

Why do some leaders become regarded as charismatic, while others are dismissed as uninspiring? How could an authoritarian leader like Hitler acquire such a massive following? Why are some people drawn to the political left, while others are attracted to the right? What can politicians and policy-makers do to secure lasting attitude- and behaviour change? These, and many other questions, are the province of political psychology, a field that uses qualitative and quantitative methods and psychological theories as tools to help understand political processes.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile