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Wolak, Jennifer Professor


Research Areas research areas



  • American politics, political behavior, political psychology


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courses taught

  • PSCI 3021 - U.S. Campaigns and Elections
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Introduces students to the subjects, techniques, and findings of Political Science research on campaigns and elections. Particular emphasis is placed on the study of voting, campaign effects, partisan coalitions, electoral rules, campaign finance, and the policy impact of elections. Recommended prerequisite: PSCI 1101.
  • PSCI 3051 - Public Opinion and Political Behavior
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018
    Examines measurement of public opinion and evaluation of its impact on governmental policy formation, including survey research techniques. Recommended prerequisite: PSCI 1101.
  • PSCI 4221 - Political Psychology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    Examines the psychological foundations of political decision-making among citizens and elites. Considers the role of political psychology in explaining political behavior and outcomes at the individual and collective level. Recommended prerequisite: PSCI 1101.
  • PSCI 7031 - Seminar: Political Attitudes and Behavior
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Provides an intensive examination of topics in political attitudes and behavior such as political participation, ideology, voting, and elite behavior. Reviews methodology of behavioral research and introduces ICPSR data archive and computer-based research.
  • PSCI 7131 - Political Psychology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Focuses on the psychological roots of political behavior, including the origins of political beliefs, political decision-making processes, and the psychology of group interactions.
  • PSCI 7165 - Experimental Methods
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Focuses on the design, implementation, and analysis of experiments in political science, including lab experiments, survey experiments, and field experiments.


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