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The Social Psychology of Politics
     

The Social Psychology of Politics

by Victor C. Ottati (Editor)
 

Inspired by recent advances in the area of social psychology, researchers are rapidly developing realistic and detailed models of the psychological process that determines political judgements and behavior. Early attempts to merely predict political behavior have been replaced by an attempt to describe the actual process whereby individuals gather, interpret,

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Inspired by recent advances in the area of social psychology, researchers are rapidly developing realistic and detailed models of the psychological process that determines political judgements and behavior. Early attempts to merely predict political behavior have been replaced by an attempt to describe the actual process whereby individuals gather, interpret, exchange, and combine information to arrive at a political judgment or decision. This volume provides comprehensive coverage of this pioneering era of research in political psychology.

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Including the work of 23 contributors who have "... helped to maintain political psychology as a prominent field within social psychology," this text examines current theory and research in the areas of the psychological determinants of candidate evaluation and public opinion, and intra- and intergroup perspectives in collective political action. The last category includes papers on minority influence and political interest groups, political protest, and procedural/agenda effects on political decisions by small groups. The editors are affiliated with Loyola U. of Chicago, IL. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461351368
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
09/28/2012
Series:
Social Psychological Applications To Social Issues Series
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2002
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

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