University of Minnesota
Department of Political Science

Department of Political Science

Center for the Study of Political Psychology

Welcome to the Center for the Study of Political Psychology (CSPP) at the University of Minnesota. prosem

The Center is dedicated to the establishment of a strong research community for social scientists focused on the theoretical and practical advancement of political psychology. The study of political psychology centers on understanding how leaders and ordinary citizens make political judgments and the consequences these have for the broader political system.

CSPP is widely regarded as one of the premier research and graduate training centers in the United States. CSPP receives support from the Department of Political Science, the Department of Psychology, and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

The CSPP offers mentorship and collaboration, travel and research funds, the planning and collection of data on original research projects, a colloquium series, as well as a PhD Minor for graduate students who wish to receive specialized training in political psychology.