International Society of Political Psychology

Summer Courses

Summer Institute in Political Psychology at Stanford University

July 14-August 3, 2013

The Summer Institute in Political Psychology (SIPP) is a three-week intensive training program that introduces graduate students, faculty members and professionals to the world of political psychology.

SIPP was founded in 1991 at Ohio State University, and Stanford has hosted SIPP since 2005, with support from Stanford University and from the National Science Foundation. Hundreds of participants have attended SIPP during these years.

The 2011 SIPP curriculum is designed to (1) provide broad exposure to theories, empirical findings, and research traditions; (2) illustrate successful cross-disciplinary research and integration; (3) enhance methodological pluralism; and (4) strengthen networks among scholars from around the world. SIPP activities will include lectures by world-class faculty, discussion groups, research/interest group meetings, group projects, and an array of social activities. Some of the topics covered in past SIPP programs include race relations, conflict and dispute resolution, voting and elections, international conflict, decision-making by political elites, moral disengagement and violence, social networks, activism and social protest, political socialization and justice.

SIPP accepts graduate students, faculty, professionals, and advanced undergraduates. Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis until all slots are filled, so applying soon maximizes chances of acceptance. Visit the program website for more information and to apply.