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Political Psychology

  1. Aubrey Immelman

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0693

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

How to Cite

Immelman, A. 2010. Political Psychology. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.

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  1. St. John's University, MN

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


Political psychology is an interdisciplinary academic specialty focusing on the study of psychological processes that influence political behavior. Accordingly, a more precise label for the discipline might be the psychology of politics or psychological political science.


  • psychology of politics;
  • psychological political science;
  • political behavior