Thinking about Political Psychology

Thinking about Political Psychology

by James H. Kuklinski
     
 

ISBN-10: 052111442X

ISBN-13: 9780521114424

Pub. Date: 06/25/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Leading scholars in political psychology discuss and debate major issues facing the field of political psychology. They define the boundaries of the field, debate its relevance, consider whether the field is too methodologically individualistic, and whether it can help scholars to understand collective public opinion.  See more details below

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Leading scholars in political psychology discuss and debate major issues facing the field of political psychology. They define the boundaries of the field, debate its relevance, consider whether the field is too methodologically individualistic, and whether it can help scholars to understand collective public opinion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521114424
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/25/2009
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Public Opinion and Political Psychology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction James H. Kuklinski; Part I. Defining Political Psychology: 1. The contours of political psychology: situating research on political information processing John L. Sullivan, Wendy M. Rahn and Thomas Rudolph; Part II. Theory and Research: 2. Who can persuade whom? Implications from the nexus of psychology and rational choice theory Arthur Lupia; 3. Expanding the envelope: citizenship, contextual methodologies, and comparative political psychology Pamela Johnston Conover and Donald D. Searing; 4. The challenges of political psychology: lessons to be learned from research on attitude perception Jon A. Krosnick; Part III. The Psychology-Political Nexus: 5. Political psychology and political science John L. Sullivan, Wendy M. Rahn and Thomas Rudolph; 6. Is political psychology sufficiently psychological? Distinguishing political psychology from psychological political science Jon A. Krosnick; 7. Political psychology, political behavior, and politics: questions of aggregation, causal distance, and taste Robert C. Luskin; Part IV. Political Psychology and Aggregate Opinion: 8. The micro foundations of mood James A. Stimson; 9. From denial to extenuation (and finally beyond): political sophistication and citizen performance Robert C. Luskin; 10. Political psychology and the micro-macro gap in politics.

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