The Affect Effect: Dynamics of Emotion in Political Thinking and Behavior

The Affect Effect: Dynamics of Emotion in Political Thinking and Behavior

by George E. Marcus
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226574415

ISBN-13: 9780226574417

Pub. Date: 09/15/2007

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Passion and emotion run deep in politics, but researchers have only recently begun to study how they influence our political thinking. Contending that the long-standing neglect of such feelings has left unfortunate gaps in our understanding of political behavior, The Affect Effect fills the void by providing a comprehensive overview of current research on

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Passion and emotion run deep in politics, but researchers have only recently begun to study how they influence our political thinking. Contending that the long-standing neglect of such feelings has left unfortunate gaps in our understanding of political behavior, The Affect Effect fills the void by providing a comprehensive overview of current research on emotion in politics and where it is likely to lead.

In sixteen seamlessly integrated essays, thirty top scholars approach this topic from a broad array of angles that address four major themes. The first section outlines the philosophical and neuroscientific foundations of emotion in politics, while the second focuses on how emotions function within and among individuals. The final two sections branch out to explore how politics work at the societal level and suggest the next steps in modeling, research, and political activity itself. Opening up new paths of inquiry in an exciting new field, this volume will appeal not only to scholars of American politics and political behavior, but also to anyone interested in political psychology and sociology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226574417
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
09/15/2007
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents


Theorizing Affect's Effects   W. Russell Neuman   George E. Marcus   Ann N. Crigler   Michael MacKuen     1
Putting the Affect Effect in Perspective     21
Philosophical Psychology with Political Intent   Michael A. Neblo     25
Political Cognition as Social Cognition: Are We All Political Sophisticates?   Darren Schreiber     48
Emotional Processing and Political Judgment: Toward Integrating Political Psychology and Decision Neuroscience   Michael L. Spezio   Ralph Adolphs     71
Micro Models     97
The Primacy of Affect in Political Evaluations   Dan Cassino   Milton Lodge     101
The Third Way: The Theory of Affective Intelligence and American Democracy   Michael MacKuen   George E. Marcus   W. Russell Neuman   Luke Keele     124
Affective Intelligence and Voting: Information Processing and Learning in a Campaign   David P. Redlawsk   Andrew J. W. Civettini   Richard R. Lau     152
Identities, Interests, and Emotions: Symbolic versus Material Wellsprings of Fear, Anger, and Enthusiasm   Ted Brader   Nicholas A. Valentino     180
On the Distinct Political Effects of Anxiety and Anger   Leonie Huddy   Stanley Feldman   Erin Cassese     202
Don't Give Up Hope: Emotions, Candidate Appraisals, and Votes   Marion R. Just   Ann N. Crigler   Todd L. Belt     231
Macro Models     261
The Road to Public Surveillance: Breeching Attention Thresholds   Doris Graber     265
Meaning, Cultural Symbols, and Campaign Strategies   David C. Leege   Kenneth D. Wald     291
Testing Some Implications of Affective Intelligence Theory at the Aggregate Level   Peter F. Nardulli   James H. Kuklinski     316
Next Steps in Research and Outreach     335
Politics and the Equilibrium of Fear: Can Strategies and Emotions Interact?   Arthur Lupia   Jesse O. Menning     337
The Affect Effect in the Very Real World of Political Campaigns   Dan Schnur     357
Cognitive Neuroscience and Politics: Next Steps   Rose McDermott     375
References     399
Contributors     435
Index     439

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