Political Psychology: Key Readings

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Psychology Press, 2004 - Medical - 497 pages
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The articles in this volume have been carefully chosen to illustrate the way the field has developed historically as well as current issues and research directions. The chapters in this reader were written by leading scholars in the areas of political science and social psychology. The interdisciplinary fusion reflects the vast range of topics and issues at the forefront of each field. 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. Political psychology is a dynamic subfield at the intersection of psychology and political science. The chapters in this reader were written by leading scholars in the areas of political science and social psychology. 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. The interdisciplinary fusion reflects the vast range of topics and issues at the forefront of each field. 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. The volume also contains a historical introduction which reviews the symbiotic relationship of political science and psychology. Section introductions, discussion questions, su
 

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Contents

An Introduction
1
B Political Elites and Leadership
5
B Cognitive Style and Ideological Functioning
8
B The Enduring Problem of Racism
11
Historical Introduction
19
P A R T 2
33
The Authoritarian Personality and the Organization of Attitudes
39
READING 3
69
READING 15
258
P A R T 6
271
READING 17
294
READING 18
320
Group Conflict Prejudice and the Paradox
333
READING20
359
P A R T 7
379
The Psychology of Political Terrorism
411

READING 4
85
The Emotional Underpinnings
163
P A R T 4
177
READING 11
190
The Origins and Meaning of LiberalConservative
200
Cognitive Style and Political Belief Systems
230
P A R T 5
241
B Protest and Revolution
432
READING24
449
Appendix How to Read a Journal Article in Social Psychology
467
Author Index
477
Subject Index
489
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