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Political Psychology

Political Psychology

Four Volume Set
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June 2010 | 1 656 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Political psychology is an interdisciplinary field in which psychological concepts and methods are used to test theories about elite and mass political behavior. The field draws on a diverse set of disciplinary sources, including anthropology, neuroscience, history, behavioral genetics, psychoanalysis, as well as all branches of psychology. This collection brings together this diverse body of work, organizing it and distilling it into a single vital reference source. Its aim is to provide a definitive set of classic and contemporary readings representing all theoretical, methodological and epistemological approaches to the study of the political psychology, as well as to provide extensive coverage of the myriad areas of political behavior from a psychological perspective.

Volume 1: Theoretical Approaches
Volume 2: Public Opinion and Mass Political Behaviour
Volume 3: International Relations and the Psychology of Political Elites
Volume 4: Intergroup Relations and Political Violence

Introductory Essay
Psychodynamic Theory
Political Convictions Harold D. Lasswell
The Emergence of the Individual and the Ambiguity of Freedom Erich Fromm
Psychological Sources of Political Belief: Self-esteem and isolationist attitudes Paul M. Sniderman & Jack Citrin
Political Socialization
Residues of a Movement: The aging of the protest generation M. Kent Jennings
Attitude Theory
Attitudes Towards Presidential Candidates and Political Parties: Initial optimism, inertial first impressions, and a focus on flaws Allyson L. Holbrook, Jon A. Krosnick, Penny S. Visser, Wendy L. Gardner, & John T. Cacioppo
Affect and Emotion
Emotion and Political Judgment George E. Marcus, W. Russell Neuman & Michael MacKuen
Effects of fear and anger on perceived risks of terrorism: A national field experiment Jennifer S. Lerner, Roxana M. Gonzalez, Deborah A. Small & Baruch Fischhoff
Political Decision-Making
Human Nature in Politics: The dialogue of psychology and political science Herbert A. Simon
Mass Public Decisions on Going to War: A cognitive-interactionist framework Richard K. Hermann, Phillip E. Tetlock & Penny S. Visser
Biological Approaches
Are Political Orientations Genetically Transmitted? John R. Alford, Carolyn L. Funk & John R. Hibbing
The Social Environment
Threatening Times, 'Strong' Presidential Popular Vote Winners, and the Victory Margin, 1984-1964 Stewart H. J. McCann
Cultural Foundations
The Relevance of Culture for the Study of Political Psychology and Ethnic Conflict Marc Howard Ross
Political Attitudes: Origins, Structure, Function and Change
The Functional Approach to the Study of Attitudes Daniel Katz
Structure and Consistency in Public Opinion: The role of core beliefs and values Stanley Feldman
A Simple Theory of the Survey Response: Answering questions versus revealing preferences John Zaller & Stanley Feldman
Variability in Automatic Activation as an Unobtrusive Measure of Racial Attitudes: A bona fide pipeline? Russell H. Fazio, Joni R. Jackson, Bridget C. Dunton & Carol J. Williams
What Triggers Public Opposition to Immigration? Anxiety, group cues, and immigration threat Ted Brader, Nicholas A. Valentino & Elizabeth Suhay
Political Communication and the Mass Media
The Agenda-Setting Effect Shanto Iyengar & Donald R. Kinder
Media Framing of a Civil Liberties Conflict and its Effect on Tolerance Thomas E. Nelson, Rosalee A. Clawson & Zoe M. Oxley
The Political Psychology of Implicit Communication Tali Mendelberg
Framing Public Opinion in Competitive Democracies Dennis Chong & James N. Druckman
The Responsive Voter: Campaign Information and the Dynamics of Candidate Evaluation Milton Lodge, Marco R. Steenbergen & Shawn Brau
Inferences of Competence from Faces Predict Election Outcomes Alexander Todorov, Anseu N. Mandisodza, Anir Goren & Crystal C. Hall
Psychological Foundations of Political Ideology
A Value Pluralism Model of Ideological Reasoning Philip E. Tetlock
Political Conservatism as Motivated Social Cognition John T. Jost et al
Kindred Spirits, Common Spark: The theory of the authoritarian dynamic Karen Stenner
Political Cognition
Shortcuts versus Encyclopedias: Information and voting behavior in California insurance reform elections Arthur Lupia
Accessibility and the Political Utility of Partisan and Ideological Orientations Robert Huckfeldt, Jeffrey Levine, William Morgan & John Sprague
Advantages and Disadvantages of Cognitive Heuristics in Political Decision Making Richard R. Lau & David P. Redlawsk
Motivated Skepticism in the Evaluation of Political Beliefs Charles E. Taber & Milton Lodge
Social Influence, Conformity and Obedience
The Structure of Authority Herbert C. Kelman & V. Lee Hamilton
Rethinking the Psychology of Tyranny: The BBC prison study Stephan S. Reicher & S. Alexander Haslam
Conflict and Conflict Resolution
Crisis, Stress, and Decision Making Ole R. Holsti
From Intractable Conflict through Conflict Resolution to Reconciliation: A psychological analysis Daniel Bar-Tal
Foreign Policy Decision-Making
Deterrence, the Spiral Model, and Intentions of the Adversary Robert Jervis
The Groupthink Syndrome Irving L. Janis
Prospect Theory and International Relations: Theoretical applications and analytical problems Jack S. Levy
Assessing Political Group Dynamics: A test of the groupthink model Philip E. Tetlock et al
Problem Representation
Information Processing, Perception, and Misperception Yaacov Y. Vertzberger
Psychobiography, Psychohistory & Leadership
Leader Appeal, Leader Performance, and the Motive Profiles of Leaders and Followers: A study of American presidents and elections David G. Winter
Presidential Style: Personality, biography, and performance Dean Keith Simonton
Theories of Intergroup Relations
Stereotypes and Prejudice: Their automatic and controlled components Patricia G. Devine
Symbolic Politics: A socio-psychological theory David O. Sears
The Psychology of Group Conflict and the Dynamics of Oppression: A social dominance perspective James Sidanius
From Social to Political Identity: A critical examination of social identity theory Leonie Huddy
When do Welfare Attitudes become Racialized? The paradoxical effects of education Christopher M. Federico
Patriotism and Nationalism
On the Varieties of National Attachment: Blind versus constructive patriotism Robert T. Schatz, Ervin Staub & Howard Lavine
Political Tolerance
The Sources of Political Tolerance: A multivariate analysis John L. Sullivan, George E. Marcus, Stanley Feldman & James E. Piereson
Gender Gaps in Sociopolitical Attitudes: A social psychological analysis  
The Psychology of Terrorism: An agenda for the 21st Century Martha M. Crenshaw
Social Justice
Psychological Models of the Justice Motive: Antecedents of distributive and procedural justice Tom R. Tyler
The Roots of Evil: Social conditions, culture, personality, and basic human needs Ervin Staub
Political Protest and Transformation
Relative Deprivation and the Impetus to Violence Ted Robert Gurr
Collective Political Action
Politicization of Collective Identity: Farmer's identity and farmer's protest in the Netherlands and Spain Bert Klandermans, Jose Manuel Sabucedo, Mauro Rodriguez Marga de Weerd

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