Carnegie Mellon University

Psychology and International Relations

Course Number: 84-365

This course will explore psychological approaches to international relations. We will discuss rationality, heuristics and biases, learning, motivated reasoning, emotions, personality, and social identity. Students will learn about contemporary academic debates, apply these theories to important historical and current events, and learn some of the experimental methods used in the field.

Required/Elective: Elective
Units: 9
Location(s): Pittsburgh (remote-only instruction)

Spring 2021
Monday and Wednesday
10:40 AM - 12:00 PM (remote-only instruction)

Elective course for the following IPS degrees:
BS International Relations and Politics
Additional Major in International Relations and Politics
BS Economics and Politics
Additional Major in Economics and Politics
Minor in International Relations and Politics