Political Psychology Situations, Individuals, and Cases

ISBN-10: 0415833825

ISBN-13: 9780415833820

Edition: 2nd 2014 (Revised)

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What shapes political behavior more: the situations in which individuals find themselves, or the internal psychological makeup---beliefs, values, and so on---of those individuals? This is perhaps the leading division within the psychological study of politics today. Political Psychology: Situations, Individuals, and Cases, 2nd edition, provides a concise, readable, and conceptually organized introduction to the topic of political psychology by examining this very question. Using this situationism--dispositionism framework--which roughly parallels the concerns of social and cognitive psychology--this book focuses on such key explanatory mechanisms as behaviorism, obedience, personality, groupthink, cognition, affect, emotion, and neuroscience to explore topics ranging from voting behavior and racism to terrorism and international relations. The new edition includes a new chapter on the psychology of the media and communication. Houghton has also updated the text to analyze recent political events such as the 2012 election, and to include up-and-coming research in the areas of neuroscience, behavioral economics, and more. Students and instructors will both benefit from the inclusion of new suggested readings, PowerPoints, and test banks available on the book's companion website. Houghton's clear and engaging examples directly challenge students to place themselves in both real and hypothetical situations which involve intense moral and political dilemmas. This highly readable text will provide students with the conceptual foundation they need to make sense of the rapidly changing and increasingly important field of political psychology.
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Book details

List price: $68.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/25/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 340
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

The Conceptual Scheme of This Book
A Brief History of the Discipline
The Situation
Behaviorism and Freedom
The Psychology of Obedience
Creating a "Bad Barrel."
Group Decision-Making
The Individual
Psychobiography
Personality and Beliefs
Cognitive Theories
Affect and Emotion
Neuroscience
Bringing the Two Together
The Psychology of Voting behavior
The Psychology of Communication and the Mass Media
The Psychology of Nationalism, Ethnic Conflict and Genocide
The Psychology of Racism and Political Intolerance
The Psychology of Terrorism
The Psychology of International Relations
Conclusion: A Personal View
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