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Thinking about Political Psychology

Author: James H. Kuklinski

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139439206

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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In this 2002 volume, political psychologists take a hard look at political psychology. They pose and then address, the kinds of tough questions that those outside the field would be inclined to ask and those inside should be able to answer satisfactorily. Not everyone will agree with the answers the authors provide and in some cases, the best an author can do is offer well-grounded speculations. Nonetheless, the chapters raise questions that will lead to an improved political psychology and will generate further discussion and research in the field. The individual chapters are organised around four themes. Part I tries to define political psychology and provides an overview of the field. Part II raises questions about theory and empirical methods in political psychology. Part III contains arguments ranging from the position that the field is too heavily psychological to the view that it is not psychological enough. Part IV considers how political psychologists might best connect individual-level mental processes to aggregate outcomes.

Political Psychology

Key Readings

Author: John T. Jost,Jim Sidanius

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781841690704

Category: Medical

Page: 497

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Political psychology is a dynamic subfield at the intersection of psychology and political science. The specific relationship between politics and social psychology has been steadily evolving in recent years, making it a compelling and exciting area of study. The chapters in this reader were written by leading scholars in the areas of political science and social psychology. Both contemporary and classic articles are compiled, demonstrating the ever-changing nature of political psychology and offering comprehensive coverage of social psychological research into the processes that have governed local and global affairs in the postmodern world. Topics covered include authoritarianism, political leadership, public opinion, decision-making, prejudice, intergroup relations, terrorism, and revolution.

Political Psychology

Author: Jon Elster

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521422864

Category: Philosophy

Page: 204

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This provocative book takes up and develops the themes of rationality and irrationality in Jon Elster's earlier work. Its purposes are threefold. First, Elster shows how belief and preference formation in the realm of politics are shaped by social and political institutions. Second, he argues for an important distinction in the social sciences between mechanisms and theories. Third, he illustrates those general principles of political psychology through readings of three outstanding political psychologists: the French classical historian, Paul Veyne; the Soviet dissident writer, Alexander Zinoviev; the great French political theorist, Alexis de Tocqueville.

The Oxford Handbook of Political Psychology

Author: Leonie Huddy,David O. Sears,Jack S. Levy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199760101

Category: Philosophy

Page: 986

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Political psychology applies what is known about human psychology to the study of politics. It examines how people reach political decisions on topics such as voting, party identification, and political attitudes as well as how leaders mediate political conflicts and make foreign policy decisions. The Oxford Handbook of Political Psychology gathers together a distinguished group of scholars from around the world to shed light on these vital questions. Focusing first on political psychology at the individual level (attitudes, values, decision-making, ideology, personality) and then moving to the collective (group identity, mass mobilization, political violence), this fully interdisciplinary volume covers models of the mass public and political elites and addresses both domestic issues and foreign policy. Now with new material providing an up-to-date account of cutting-edge research within both psychology and political science, this is an essential reference for scholars and students interested in the intersection of the two fields.

Explorations in Political Psychology

Author: Shanto Iyengar

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822313243

Category: History

Page: 484

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Mapping the territory where political science and psychology intersect, Explorations in Political Psychology offers a broad overview of the the field of political psychology--from its historical evolution as an area of inquiry to the rich and eclectic array of theories, concepts, and methods that mark it as an emerging discipline. In introductory essays, editors Shanto Iyengar and William J. McGuire identify the points of exchange between the disciplines represented and discuss the issues that make up the subfields of political psychology. Bringing together leading scholars from social psychology and political science, the following sections discuss attitude research (the study of political attitudes and opinions); cognition and information-processing (the relationship between the structures of human information-processing and political and policy preferences); and decision making (how people make decisions about political preferences). As a comprehensive introduction to a growing field of interdisciplinary concern, Explorations in Political Psychology will prove a useful guide for historians, social psychologists, and political scientists with an interest in individual political behavior. Contributors. Stephen Ansolabehere, Donald Granberg, Shanto Iyengar, Robert Jervis, Milton Lodge, Roger D. Masters, William J. McGuire, Victor C. Ottati, Samuel L. Popkin, William M. Runyan, David O. Sears, Patrick Stroh, Denis G. Sullivan, Philip E. Tetlock, Robert S. Wyer, Jr.

Political Psychology

Situations, Individuals, and Cases

Author: David Patrick Houghton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113505178X

Category: Political Science

Page: 330

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What shapes political behavior more: the situations in which individuals find themselves, or the internal psychological makeup---beliefs, values, and so on---of those individuals? This is perhaps the leading division within the psychological study of politics today. Political Psychology: Situations, Individuals, and Cases, 2nd edition, provides a concise, readable, and conceptually organized introduction to the topic of political psychology by examining this very question. Using this situationism--dispositionism framework—which roughly parallels the concerns of social and cognitive psychology—this book focuses on such key explanatory mechanisms as behaviorism, obedience, personality, groupthink, cognition, affect, emotion, and neuroscience to explore topics ranging from voting behavior and racism to terrorism and international relations. The new edition includes a new chapter on the psychology of the media and communication. Houghton has also updated the text to analyze recent political events such as the 2012 election, and to include up-and-coming research in the areas of neuroscience, behavioral economics, and more. Houghton's clear and engaging examples directly challenge students to place themselves in both real and hypothetical situations which involve intense moral and political dilemmas. This highly readable text will provide students with the conceptual foundation they need to make sense of the rapidly changing and increasingly important field of political psychology.

Political Psychology

Author: Linda E. Shepherd

Publisher: Barbara Budrich Esser


Category: Political Science

Page: 168

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Political psychology exists as an interdisciplinary subfield of two well-established disciplines. From this position it naturally came to encompass a wide range of components, each uniquely equipped for investigations at the intersection of human psychology and political phenomena. Political Psychology provides detailed information describing the state of research in this developing field. The book reviews the evolution of concepts and theories, international influences, methodology, infrastructure, and future trends of the enterprise. Contributors to this volume were chosen for their significant influence in the field of political psychology and their present and past leadership roles in international organizations devoted to the development of the transdiscipline. As a result, the volume includes several critical evaluations of research in political psychology as well as suggestions for continued research which will, in an increasingly globalized context, make important contributions

Political Psychology

Author: Kristen Renwick Monroe

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135646600

Category: Psychology

Page: 464

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With a list of contributors that reads like a "Who's Who" of political psychology, this comprehensive volume introduces the major concepts, debates, and themes in the field and provides an overview of its intellectual development, its disparate parts, the major controversies and some suggestions for the future direction of the field.

Political Psychology

New Explorations

Author: Jon A. Krosnick,I-Chant A. Chiang,Tobias H. Stark

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1315445670

Category: Political Science

Page: 540

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In recent decades, research in political psychology has illuminated the psychological processes underlying important political action, both by ordinary citizens and by political leaders. As the world has become increasingly engaged in thinking about politics, this volume reflects exciting new work by political psychologists to understand the psychological processes underlying Americans’ political thinking and action. In 13 chapters, world-class scholars present new in-depth work exploring public opinion, social movements, attitudes toward affirmative action, the behavior of political leaders, the impact of the 9/11 attacks, and scientists’ statements about global warming and gasoline prices. Also included are studies of attitude strength that compare the causes and consequences of various strength-related constructs. This volume will appeal to a wide range of researchers and students in political psychology and political science, and may be used as a text in upper-level courses requiring a scholarly and contemporary review of major issues in the field.

Introduction to Political Psychology

3rd Edition

Author: Martha L. Cottam,Elena Mastors,Thomas Preston,Beth Dietz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131737164X

Category: Political Science

Page: 536

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This comprehensive, user-friendly introductory textbook to political psychology explores the psychological origins of political behavior. The authors introduce readers to a broad range of theories, concepts, and case studies of political activity to illustrate that behavior. The book examines many patterns of political behaviors, including leadership, group behavior, voting, media effects, race, ethnicity, nationalism, social movements, terrorism, war, and genocide. It explores some of the most horrific things people do to each other, as well as how to prevent and resolve conflict – and how to recover from it. The book contains numerous features to enhance understanding, including text boxes highlighting current and historical events to help students see the connection between the world around them and the concepts they are learning. Different research methodologies used in the discipline are employed, such as experimentation and content analysis. The third edition of the book has two new chapters, one on the media, and one on social movements. This accessible and engaging introductory textbook is suitable as a primary text on a range of upper-level courses in political psychology, political behavior, and related fields, including policymaking.

Political Psychology

Author: Margaret G. Hermann

Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass Publishers


Category: Psychology

Page: 524

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Understanding Social Change

Political Psychology in Poland

Author: Agnieszka Golec,Krystyna Skarżyńska (prof. dr hab.)

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781594549281

Category: Psychology

Page: 252

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Understanding Social Change - Political Psychology in Poland

Political Psychology

Author: Klaus Boehnke,Daniel Bar-Tal

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780863779695

Category: Political Science

Page: 126

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This special issue covers a wide rage of topics in political psychology, a growing field of applied psychology. It includes contributions of prominent authors from four continents. Graduate students of psychology, political psychology and sociology, as well as professionals, will benefit from this issue.

Political Psychology

Cultural and Crosscultural Foundations

Author: S. Renshon,J. Duckitt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230598749

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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Relationships of culture and political psychology shape a wide range of important contemporary political issues. The distinguished contributors to this book make use of diverse theories of psychology, informed by a broadly comparable understanding of the nature of culture. The book is an important landmark in developing the field of political psychology, developing insights from psychological anthropologists, political scientists and crosscultural psychologists. Critical contemporary social, political and cultural issues of ethnic and crosscultural conflict around the world are crying out for theories making use of the powerful lens of culture along with other refractory frameworks.

African-American Political Psychology

Identity, Opinion, and Action in the Post-Civil Rights Era

Author: T. Philpot,I. White

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230114342

Category: Political Science

Page: 246

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This volume addresses questions such as: How do the unique experiences of Blacks in America influence their political psychology? What are the psychological mechanisms underlying Blacks' orientation toward politics and can these mechanisms help account for observed differences in Black political attitudes and behavior?

Political Psychology

Critical Perspectives

Author: Cristian Tileagă

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107017688

Category: Political Science

Page: 234

View: 9378

This book emphasises the theoretical and methodological diversity of the field of political psychology as a means for understanding political behaviour.

Advances in Political Psychology

Author: Margaret Hermann

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080439891

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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Focusing on political psychology as a way of exploring politics, this volume shows how political psychology provides a window on the world by exploring issues of identity, political participation and framing as well as showing how world leaders, institutions and governments do it politically.

The Political Psychology of Appeasement

Finlandization and Other Unpopular Essays

Author: Walter Laqueur

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351477188

Category: Political Science

Page: 282

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First published in the 1980s, The Political Psychology of Appeasement contains some of the most influential political journalism of the 1970s. The author, a leading contemporary historian and commentator on international affairs, provides an incisive critique of the weaknesses and inconsistencies of U.S. foreign policy in the 1970s as well as a diagnosis of the malaise of Western Europe.Laqueur's essays range from the subject of Finlandization to the problems of peace in the Middle East and the origins of political terrorism. To each of these areas he brings a deep and compassionate sensibility, the knowledge of a professional historian, and the sharp eye of an experienced journalist. Not only is Laqueur a global thinker, but his thought is undergirded by the experiences of world travel and an intimate knowledge of world leaders.Most of this book's essays are pessimistic because the author addresses his topics bluntly and pragmatically. Many of Laqueur's predictions have been borne out by subsequent events. As he ruefully says in his original preface, there is nothing so conducive to lack of popularity than to be right prematurely. Made timeless by their insightful honesty, his essays teach us about the art of political appeasement and prediction in the modern geopolitical landscape.

Political psychology and foreign policy

Author: Eric. Singer,Valerie M. Hudson

Publisher: Westview Pr


Category: Political Science

Page: 276

View: 1936

What impact does personality have on the formation of policy? How did group dynamics affect decision making in the Cuban missile crisis? What is the relationship between birth order and leader personality? Combining a critical overview of past scholarship with the latest empirical findings and conceptualizations, Political Psychology and Foreign Policy addresses these issues while placing political psychology in the larger theoretical context of international relations, including a postmodern critique. For anyone interested in the interrelationship between cognition, perception, personality, and politics, Political Psychology and Foreign Policy offers intriguing insights into classic foreign policy dilemmas. A wide range of methods, models, and foreign policy actors are represented in the volume. Foreign policy scholars will appreciate its critical evaluation of the literature as well as its significant component of original, previously unpublished research.

Citizens and Politics

Perspectives from Political Psychology

Author: James H. Kuklinski

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521593762

Category: Philosophy

Page: 520

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This volume brings together some of the research on citizen decision making.

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