University of Minnesota
Department of Political Science

Department of Political Science

Political Psychology

Welcome to the Center for the Study of Political Psychology (CSPP). Located on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota –Twin Cities, 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 Graduate School and College of Liberal Arts, as well as three individual departments: the Department of Political Science, the Department of Psychology, and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

In addition to the Center, we offer a PhD Minor in Political Psychology for graduate students who wish to receive specialized training in this field.


Center for the Study of Political Psychology
1231 Social Sciences Tower
267 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-624-0864
Directions: Social Sciences Building