The Political Psychology proseminar is an ongoing weekly meeting of graduate students and faculty. The proseminar is used for a variety of activities, including the study of classic and contemporary work in political psychology, training in interdisciplinary research methods, the planning and execution of original research, as well as presentations by graduate students, faculty of the CSPP and guest speakers from all over the world. The proseminar is taught by CSPP core faculty from the Departments of Political Science, Psychology, and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Each year, the proseminar organizes itself around a theme. The 2018-2019 theme focuses on understanding the dynamics and phenomena of the 2018 Midterm Election under the lens of political psychology theories and methodologies. The proseminar will dedicate the fall semester planning and executing a multi-investigator Election Study where students will collaborate and test hypotheses surrounding the 2018 Midterm Election. In the spring term, students will be presenting and workshopping their research in preparation for publication.
View the Fall 2014 Proseminar Syllabus