The aim of this course is to equip participants of this course with several important psychological concepts and detailed empirical theories that will enable them to analyse the numerous processes that challenge international security, especially:
- complex psychological underpinnings of the sense of threat on macro (societal) and micro (individual) level;
- the causes and consequences of intergroup conflicts, hostility and violence in perspective of various psychological theories;
- risk perception and cognitive biases that influence the process of decision-making that may cause instability in international relations.
Participants of this course can apply several important psychological concepts and theories in explaining events and processes that challenge international security. Participants gain a basic psychological theoretical framework which will allow them to deepen their knowledge and train their analytical skills on their own in the future.