International Society of Political Psychology

Summer Courses

Summer Institute in Political Psychology (SIPP) at Stanford University

The 24th SIPP will be August 5-23, 2019 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.

Please contact Jacob Glover to inquire as to when applications for the 2019 program will be accepted. Participants include graduate students, faculty, professionals, and advanced undergraduates. Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis until all slots are filled, so applying early 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 2019 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 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.

For more information, please visit the SIPP website at Any questions can be directed to this Email.

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