Summer Institute in Political Psychology (SIPP) at Stanford University
The 22nd SIPP will be August 6-26, 2017 at Stanford University
The Summer Institute in Political Psychology (SIPP) is a three-week intensive training program introducing graduate students and professionals to the world of political psychology scholarship. Online applications are accepted on a first come-first accepted basis.
APPLICATIONS Applications are now being accepted. In 2017, SIPP will accept up to 60 participants, including 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.
The Summer Institute offers 3 weeks of intensive training and lectures in political psychology. Political psychology is an exciting and thriving field that explores the origins of political behavior and the causes of political events, with a special focus on the psychological mechanisms at work. Research findings in political psychology advance basic theories of politics and are an important basis for political decision-making in practice.
SIPP activities will include lectures by world-class faculty, discussion groups, research/interest group meetings, group projects, and an array of social activities.
The 2017 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.
HISTORY 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.
Some of the topics covered in past SIPP programs include public attitudes and attitude change, race relations, conflict and dispute resolution, voting and elections, international conflict, decision-making, moral disengagement and violence, social networks, activism and social protest, political socialization, justice, and many more.
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