Pol Psy Texts

Course Readings:

Most required and recommended readings for this course are available online or will be made available through links in the course outline. The sole exception to this is:

Joseph LeDoux.The Emotional Brain, Simon & Schuster, 1996.

It is available, however, at a very reasonable price through Amazon.


Recommended Political Psychology Texts (on reserve at UCSC library):

David Patrick Houghton, Political Psychology, 2nd edition Routledge, 2014;
The 2009 first edition is available freely at:

Cristian Tileaga, Political Psychology: Critical Perspectives, Cambridge, 2013.

Other Recent Texts:

Jon Krosnick et al. Political Psychology: New Explorations. Routledge, 2017.

Robert M. Sapolsky, Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst. Penguin 2017.

Martha Cottam, et al., Introduction to Political Psychology 3rd edition Psychology Press, 2015;

Catarina Kinnvall et al. The Palgrave Handbook Of Global Political Psychology Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

Leonie Huddy et al., The Oxford Handbook of Political Psychology 2nd edition, Oxford, 2013;

George Marcus, Political Psychology: Neuroscience, Genetics and Politics, Oxford, 2013;

Ashley Weinberg, The Psychology of Politicians, Cambridge, 2012;



Journals for the Field of Political Psychology

Political Psychology

Advances in Political Psychology

Journal of Social and Political Psychology

An online Social Psychology Textbook that may be useful