Eight new faculty members have joined the Department of Political Science and we will be hiring two more in the Fall of 2014. This wave of hiring builds on our strengths in political psychology, American politics, behavioral political economy, and political methodology and re-establishes Stony Brook as a leader in these fields. Please visit the links of our new faculty.
Jason Barabas (American politics, political psychology, political and experimental methodology)
Peter Descioli (behavioral economics, evolutionary psychology, and experimental methods)
Harsh Bhasin (Comparative politics)
Andrew Delton (behavioral economics, evolutionary psychology, and experimental methods)
Yanna Krupnikov (American politics, political psychology, political and experimental methodology)
Michael Peress (American politics, political methodology)
John Ryan (American politics, behavioral economics, and experimental methods)
Two Searches coming in Fall 2014 in political psychology and "big data."
Jeffrey A. Segal, PhD, a SUNY Distinguished Professor and Chairman of the Department of Political Science at Stony Brook University, was one of 220 newly elected members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies and the leading center for independent policy research. He was formally inducted at a ceremony at Academy headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts on October 6, 2012. View the press release.
Defining the Discipline
Political Science is the study of how societies make collective decisions through politics and government. It is subdivided into the following areas: American politics (study of American institutions and practices); comparative politics (study of foreign governments); international relations (study of war, international organization and foreign policies); political theory (study of the bases of legitimate political authority); political behavior (study of why people vote and act as they do in political matters); and public policy (study of organizational decision making and the consequences of government action).
Political Psychology at Stony Brook University
Here is more information about opportunities to study Political Psychology.
Take a look at our Ph.D. Job Placements. More than 75% of our Ph.D's are now in academic Positions.
How does our Ph.D. department rank in the Nation?
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