The Psychology of Politics (FA18 Course)

The Psychology of Politics
PSYC 396 (Section CS)
Dr. Chadly Stern

Does a candidate’s gender influence whether people vote for them? Do liberals and conservatives have different motivations and goals? How do personality characteristics shape people’s attitudes toward hotly debated social issues, such as immigration and gun control? These questions all concern the psychology of politics in everyday life. Determining the psychological factors that drive politics has long stood as a central question in understanding human behavior, and remains so today. The Psychology of Politics will provide students with the foundation needed to successfully analyze the political world from a scientific perspective. This lecture-based course will be co-taught by a psychologist (Dr. Chadly Stern) and political scientist (Dr. Aleks Ksiazkiewicz), allowing students to gain skills in analyzing political issues from multiple perspectives.

PSYC 290 Research Fair – Today!

Psychology Research (PSYC 290) Poster/Recruiting Fair

Tuesday, Jan. 23
4-5 pm
Atrium (first floor center section, Psychology Building)

Here are the labs who said they will be at the fair on Tuesday.  If you can’t make the event, feel free to contact the labs for more information about how to apply.

Informal informational event.  No resumes needed at event.

“How do I get involved in research?”

Attention and Perception

*Vision Lab – Alejandro Lleras and Simona Buetti Lleras –

*Virtual Reality Lab – France Wang –



*The Personal Relationships, Interpersonal Stress, and Mindfulness (PRISM) lab –           Heidemarie Laurent –



*The Language Acquisition Lab – Cindy Fisher –



*The Culture and Social Behavior Lab – Dov Cohen

*Social Action Lab – Dolores Albarracin –



Social Justice Educator Paraprofessional Program

Social Justice Educator Paraprofessional
Diversity Education

Do You Want to…

Serve as a peer leader on campus?

Help create and maintain a welcoming and safe campus community?

Work collaboratively with students and organizations to learn more about different populations and create new and creative programs?

Expand your knowledge about social identities and how to be more inclusive?

Develop public speaking and interpersonal communication skills?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, then this is the leadership opportunity you’ve been searching for. Apply today to become a workshop facilitator for DiversityEd Social Justice Educator Paraprofessional Program. The program provides students the opportunity to broaden their understanding of diversity and social justice issues. Through training courses, students will learn how to facilitate and develop interactive learning programs in the form of workshops.

The link to apply is !

For more information, please contact Teryl Brewster, Program Coordinator @


Registration Restrictions

Hi all.

Some information on registration restrictions:

Some advanced Psychology courses will have restrictions lifted today (April 17). Others will be restricted to Psychology majors who are seniors, juniors, and sophomores until April 24. (If you are a Psychology freshman, you shouldn’t be registering for an advanced-level Psychology course!)

Information on restricted courses in selected majors:


Computer Science


Many other departments have restrictions on their courses. Sometimes, this information is viewable in Class Schedule under “Section Info.” You can also contact the department offering the course to find out when restrictions might be lifted.

Cunningham Children’s Home – Information Session

Are you interested in working with children and adolescents in a clinical setting?

PSYC 340-341 is a year-long service learning course in which students intern at Cunningham Children’s Home, an Urbana residential treatment facility serving children with severe emotional/behavioral problems. Youth are between ages 10 and 17 years.

Internship opportunities include:

Cottage counselors
Teacher’s aides at on-campus schools
Group Home intern
Recreational Therapist intern
Other placements are occasionally available at the discretion of the agency.
This is a year-long sequence. You must commit to taking both PSYC 340 (Fall) and PSYC 341 (Spring).

Find out more at an upcoming information session:
Wednesday, March 8
4:00 – 5:00 PM
Room 21 Psychology Building

Apply here by March 15, or contact Faaiza Khan for more information .

Study Abroad – Rome, Italy – Info Session on Wednesday, February 1

Illinois Abroad & Global Exchange (IAGE) is hosting a second info session about study abroad in Rome at Gustolab International TODAY at noon in the Spice Box in Bevier Hall – there will be pizza!  The interdisciplinary nature of the classes offered through the Food, Media, and Sustainability Studies program will be of interest to students in a variety of disciplines.

Cunningham Children’s Home Internship Information Session – Tuesday, March 29

Cunningham Children’s Home Internship
Information Session

Tuesday, March 29, 6:00 pm
31 Psychology Building

Learn more about this great opportunity and apply to work at Cunningham Children’s Home for the 2016-2017 academic year. Through your involvement in the program, you can earn course credit in PSYC 340 and PSYC 341.

Interviews will be conducted on Monday, April 4, and Tuesday, April 5.