justinmcducd Posted August 16, 2012 Share Posted August 16, 2012 Hey guys, I've been mainly interested in political science programs that feature political psychology as a strong focus... but after a good bit of research it seems that social psych has a leg up both in the field and across academia in general (i.e. placements). I'm just hoping you guys may be able to save me some cash in application fees if I'm too far out of the ballpark ;-) Here's my background: BA, philosophy, concentration neurophilosophy with solid course work in neuroscience, and lots of outside reading in cog psych, social psych, etc. I presented my elective senior thesis to the International Society of Political Psychology (~50/50 spread of poli sci and social psych), and then my major thesis to a regional philosophy conference. I went on to work as a political consultant and policy researcher a few years, and am recently finishing up my MPA... My masters thesis, though done in a school of public affairs/policy, studies the impact of conceptual transference of deep functional properties of complex adaptive systems from physical systems to social systems, and how such transference impacts policy preferences (sorry I know this is vague). All things considered, should I bother, not having lab time and being somewhat lacking in formal psych training? Thanks guys! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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