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Our Purpose

The Political Science Subject Pool (PSSP) is the research pool for the Department of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill engaged in laboratory experimental works in the social sciences that combines Political Psychology, Political Economy, and Formal Political Theory testing and Public Opinion survey studies. The over arching research tool used by researchers is experiments (laboratory, field, and on-line) in which human subjects engage in decision-making tasks whose purpose is to test both political theory and/or the properties of proposed or existing political and social institutions.