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TOPSS Competition for High School Psychology Students


Students are invited to write an essay of no more than 3,000 words that addresses the topic of psychology in politics. Up to four students will receive $250 scholarships for their winning essays. The essay should describe the role and relevance of psychology in politics by referencing peer-reviewed research that may include but is not limited to topics such as cognition, data exploration techniques, and social psychology. Students will be asked to discuss identifiable psychological concepts that can help us understand political polarization and how psychological science can explain how different individuals and groups of like-minded individuals might look at identical information and draw different conclusions. Students will also be asked to describe ways in which applying psychological science to specific aspects of politics might improve the current political climate. The submission deadline is midnight EDT, Monday, March 9, 2020.

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