Political Psychology Neuroscience, Genetics, and Politics

ISBN-10: 0195370643
ISBN-13: 9780195370645
Edition: 2012
Authors: George E. Marcus
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Book details

List price: $32.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/6/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

George E. Marcus is professor of political science at Williams College.

Preface
Introduction
The Importance of Political Psychology
The Field of Political Psychology
The Social Organization of Political Psychology
The Core Concerns of Political Psychology
The Usefulness of Taxonomies
Human Nature and Human Politics
Doing Political Psychology
Explanation in Political Psychology
Description and Explanation in Political Psychology
Plan of the Book
Exercises
A Brief Methodology Primer for Political Psychologists
Explanations as Persuasion or Justification, and Explanation as Knowledge
Generating Explanations: Theorizing
Getting Observations: Data, Sampling and Generalization
Surveys - Samples from a Population of Interest
Experiments
Other Data Collection Methodologies
Measuring Concepts: Measurement Theory
Forms of Relationships
Conclusion
Exercises
A Short History of a Long Tradition
Time
Understanding Premodern Conceptions of Time
Understanding Modern Time
Emotion and Reason Shaping Political Psychology
The Modern Dilemma: The Unexpected Trajectory of Progress
Conclusion
Exercises
Neuroscience and Political Psychology
Neuroscience and Time
Neuroscience and Knowledge
Neuroscience and Action
Psychology and Knowledge
Valence Conception
Discrete, or Appraisal Conceptions
Dimensional Conceptions
Conclusion
Exercises
Political Psychology
Brain and Conscious Mind
The Psychology of Mind and Brain
Split Brain Experiments
Time and Brain Functions
A Provisional Beginning: The Theory of Affective Intelligence
The Politics of Mind and Brain
Conclusion
Exercises
Political Action - The Uses and Limits of the Mind
The Limits of the Mind, the Blind Spot of Political Psychology
An Overview of Preconscious Appraisal and Action
Political Psychology Wrestles with the Unconscious
The Preconscious and Politics
Dual Process Models - Brain and Mind
Conclusion
Exercises
Personality and Political Psychology
A Very Brief Historical Introduction to Personality
Personality as Taxonomy - Personality as Types
The Four Humors
Modern Research on Personality
Personality in Psychobiography
Personality in Political Psychology
Four Limitations of trait Conceptions of Personality
Neuroscience and Personality
Pathology and Research Agenda of Personality in Political Psychology
Political Psychology and Personality Going Forward
Suggested Readings
Resources
Exercises
Political Psychology and Democratic Politics
How Do We Know?
How Do We Manage: Dual Process Models
Moral Judgment
Free Will
The Special Challenge of Manipulation
Rethinking Core Conceptions
Appendix
Critical books and articles exploring biological sources of variation in personality
Gene Environment Interactions
Motor Action (behavior)
Vision
Memory
Seminal Pieces regarding Genes and Political Attitudes
Applications to Political Psychology - Selected Examples
Developmental Psychology
Early Seminal Work on Personality
Some Primers: Evolutionary Accounts and Probabilistic Epigenesis
Affective Neuroscience
Early Basics
Recent Basics
Consciousness and Preconsciousness
Amygdala
Social Neuroscience
Behavioral Development
Neural Development
Decision Neuroscience
Exercises
Political Social Psychology
Using the Past and Present so as to Live in the Future
A Brief Reprise
Context in Political Philosophy
Context in Psychology
A Preliminary Consideration of Authority and Context in Politics
A Provisional Psychological Taxonomy of Context
Assessing the Empirical Story
The Normative Story
Affect and Context
A Taxonomy of Context or a Taxonomy of Contexts
Exercises
Conclusion: Political Psychology and Politics
Introduction
The Limitations of Political Psychology
An Agenda for Political Psychology (Redux)
Political Psychology for the Young Scholar
Choosing Research Topics
Political Psychology for the Citizen
Index

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