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Political Psychology

Key Readings

Edited by John T. Jost, Jim Sidanius

Psychology Press – 2004 – 512 pages

Series: Key Readings in Social Psychology

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Description

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. 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.

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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Description: Edited by John T. Jost, Jim Sidanius. 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...
Categories: Political Psychology, Social Influence, Political Behavior and Participation