Social psychology and politics Health, Sports & Psychology Why are social psychologists interested in politics, and how can they help us understand things like social movements, protest and activism? This free course, Social psychology and politics, moves away from a state-centric study of politics and, using insights from social psychology, explores the role of identity, personality and culture for political action. The course introduces a critical perspective considering how psychologists themselves can be activists and interrogating the norms of ‘good citizenship’ in Western societies. The Open University The Open University Course text/html DD317_1 DD317_1 en-GB Copyright © 2017 The Open University