Political Psychology: Key Readings (Key Readings in Social Psychology) / Edition 1

Political Psychology: Key Readings (Key Readings in Social Psychology) / Edition 1

by John T. Jost
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1841690708

ISBN-13: 9781841690704

Pub. Date: 03/18/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The articles in this volume have been carefully chosen to illustrate the way the field has developed historically as well as current issues and research directions. The chapters in this reader were written by leading scholars in the areas of political science and social psychology. The interdisciplinary fusion reflects the vast range of topics and issues at the

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The articles in this volume have been carefully chosen to illustrate the way the field has developed historically as well as current issues and research directions. The chapters in this reader were written by leading scholars in the areas of political science and social psychology. The interdisciplinary fusion reflects the vast range of topics and issues at the forefront of each field. 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. Political psychology is a dynamic subfield at the intersection of psychology and political science. The chapters in this reader were written by leading scholars in the areas of political science and social psychology. 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. The interdisciplinary fusion reflects the vast range of topics and issues at the forefront of each field. 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. The volume also contains a historical introduction which reviews the symbiotic relationship of political science and psychology. Section introductions, discussion questions, su

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ISBN-13:
9781841690704
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/18/2004
Series:
Key Readings in Social Psychology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1. Historical Introduction
The Poly-Psy Relationship: Three Phases of A Long Affair, W.J. McGuire
Part II. Personality and Politics
A. Authoritarianism and Mass Psychology
The Authoritarian Personality and the Organization of Attitudes, R. Brown
Threat and Authoritarianism in the United States: 1978-1987, R.M. Doty, B.E. Peterson, and D.G. Winter
The Other "Authoritarian Personality,"B. Altemeyer
B. Political Elites and Leadership
Can Personality and Politics Be Studied Systematically?,F. Greenstein
Leader Appeal, Leader Performance, and the Motive Profiles of Leaders and Followers: A Study of American Presidents and Elections,D.G. Winter
Part III. Mass Media and Candidate Perception
Experimental Demonstrations of the "not-so-animal" Consequences of Television News Programs,S. Iyengar, M. Peters, and D. Kinder
Altering the Foundation of Support for the President Through Priming, J.A. Krosnick and D.R. Kinder
Anxiety, Enthusiasm, and the Vote: The Emotional Underpinnings of Learning and Involvement During Presidential Campaigns, G.E. Marcus and M. MacKuen
Part IV. Idealogy and Public Opinion
A. Does Ideology Exist?
The Nature of Belief Systems in Mass Publics, P.E. Converse
The Origins and Meaning of Liberal-Conservative Self-Identification, P. Conover and S. Feldman
B. Cognitive Style and Ideological Functioning
The Fear of Equality, R.E. Lane
Cognitive Style and Political Belief Systems in the British House of Commons, P.E. Tetlock
Part V. Challenges of Decision-Making
Contrasting Rational and Psychological Analyses of Political Choice, G.A. Quattrone and A. Tversky
The Drunkard's Search, R. Jervis
Part VI. Prejudice, Diversity, and Social Contact
A. Theories of Intergroup Relations in Society
The Social Identity Theory of Intergroup Behavior, H. Tajfel and J.C. Turner
The Role of Stereotyping in System-Justification and the Production of False Consciousness, J.T. Jost and M.R. Banaji
Social Dominance Theory: A New Synthesis, J. Sidanius and R. Pratto
B. The Enduring Problem of Racism
Group Conflict, Prejudice and the Paradox of Contemporary Racial Attitudes, L. Bobo
Is It Really Racism? The Origins of White Americans' opposition to race-targeted Policies, D.O. Sears, C. Van Laar, M. Carrillo, and R. Kosterman
Part VII. Conflict, Violence, and Political Transformation
A. The Social Psychology of Wrongdoing and Harm
Social Organization for the Production of Evil, J.M. Darley
The Psychology of Political Terrorism, M. Crenshaw
B. Protest and Revolution
Theoretical Approaches to Explaining Collective Political Violence, H. Eckstein
Politicized and Collectie Identity, B. Simon and B. Klandermans

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