The Oxford Handbook of Political Psychology: Second Edition

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Leonie Huddy, David O. Sears, Jack S. Levy
Oxford University Press, Jul 31, 2003 - Psychology - 832 pages
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Political psychology applies what is known about human psychology to the study of politics. It examines how people reach political decisions on topics such as voting, party identification, and political attitudes as well as how leaders mediate political conflicts and make foreign policy decisions. The Oxford Handbook of Political Psychology gathers together a distinguished group of scholars from around the world to shed light on these vital questions. Focusing first on political psychology at the individual level (attitudes, values, decision-making, ideology, personality) and then moving to the collective (group identity, mass mobilization, political violence), this fully interdisciplinary volume covers models of the mass public and political elites and addresses both domestic issues and foreign policy. Now with new material providing an up-to-date account of cutting-edge research within both psychology and political science, this is an essential reference for scholars and students interested in the intersection of the two fields.
 

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Contents

The Psychologies Underlying Political Psychology
3
Theoretical Approaches
17
Models of DecisionMaking
19
Childhood and Adult Political Development
60
Personality and Political Behavior
110
Evolutionary Approaches to Political Psychology
146
The Psychology of Emotion and Politics
182
Political Rhetoric
222
Information Processing and Public Opinion
433
Values Ideology and the Structure of Political Attitudes
477
Intergroup Relations
509
Group Identity and Political Cohesion
511
Prejudice and Intergroup Hostility
559
Theorizing Gender in Political Psychology Research
601
Political Change
635
Education and Democratic Citizenship in a Changing World
637

International Relations
251
Political Psychology and Foreign Policy
253
Image Theory and Strategic Interaction in International Relations
285
Conflict Analysis and Resolution
315
Mass Political Behavior
355
Communication and Politics in the Age of Information
357
Political Impressions Formation and Management
394
Collective Political Action
670
Genocide Mass Killing and Intractable Conflict Roots Evolution Prevention and Reconciliation
710
Epilogue
753
Rescuing Political Science from Itself
755
Index
795
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Leonie Huddy is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Survey Research at Stony Brook University. David O. Sears is Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Political Science, UCLA . Jack S. Levy is Board of Governors' Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University.

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