Political psychology in international relations

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University of Michigan Press, 2004 - Political Science - 310 pages
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Rose McDermott's new book is the first to decisively define the relationship between political psychology and international relations in a style that students and specialists at all levels will find clear and accessible. Focusing her discussion on key topics including cognition, behavior, emotion, psychobiography, leadership, and group processes, McDermott introduces and explains the variety of methodologies and theoretical approaches used in political psychology. While much scholarship has focused on the impact of psychology on politics, less attention has been devoted to the impact of political contexts and events on individual and group psychology. In this book, McDermott helps to counter this bias, delineating a genuinely interdisciplinary approach to the interaction of these important fields.
Up to this point, almost all books addressing these topics have been edited volumes. McDermott's text employs a single voice and approach to help students navigate the burgeoning field of political psychology. The book will be particularly valuable to social and cognitive psychologists, and political scientists working in international relations.
Rose McDermott is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Rose McDermott's new book is the first to decisively define the relationship between political psychology and international relations in a style that students and specialists at all levels will find clear and accessible. Focusing her discussion on key topics including cognition, behavior, emotion, psychobiography, leadership, and group processes, McDermott introduces and explains the variety of methodologies and theoretical approaches used in political psychology. While much scholarship has focused on the impact of psychology on politics, less attention has been devoted to the impact of political contexts and events on individual and group psychology. In this book, McDermott helps to counter this bias, delineating a genuinely interdisciplinary approach to the interaction of these important fields.
Up to this point, almost all books addressing these topics have been edited volumes. McDermott's text employs a single voice and approach to help students navigate the burgeoning field of political psychology. The book will be particularly valuable to social and cognitive psychologists, and political scientists working in international relations.
Rose McDermott is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Introduction
1
Forms of Methodology in Political Psychology
21
Theoretical Concepts in Political Psychology
45
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McDermott is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California-Santa Barbara, and a renowned expert on the connections between international politics and psychology.

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