Social Psychology and Politics
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Social psychology and politics are intricately related, and understanding how humans manage power and govern themselves is one of the key issues in psychology. This volume surveys the latest theoretical and empirical work on the social psychology of politics, featuring cutting-edge research from a stellar group of international researchers.
It is organized into four main sections that deal with political attitudes and values; political communication and perceptions; social cognitive processes in political decisions; and the politics of intergroup behavior and social identity. The contributions address such exciting questions as how do political attitudes and values develop and change? What role do emotions and moral values play in political behavior? How do political messages and the media influence political perceptions? What are the psychological requirements of effective democratic decision making, and why do democracies sometimes fail? How can intergroup harmony be developed, and what is the role of social identity in political processes?
As such, this volume integrates the role of cognitive, affective, social and cultural influences on political perception and behavior, offering an overview of the psychological mechanisms underlying political processes. It provides essential reading for teachers, students, researchers and practitioners in areas related to power, social influence and political behavior.
1. The Social Psychology of Politics: Homo Politicus Revisited. J.P.Forgas, K.Fiedler, W.D. Crano I. Political Attitudes and Values 2. Structure and Change of Complex Political Attitudes. W.D. Crano, E.Lyrintzis 3. Sacred Values and Political Life. J.Ginges 4. Political Orientation and Moral Conviction: A Conservative Advantage or an Equal Opportunity Motivator of Political Engagement? L. J. Skitka, G.S. Morgan, D. Wisneski 5. Fox and Not-Fox Television News Impact on Opinions on Global Warming: Selective Exposure, Not Motivated Reasoning. J.Krosnick, B.MacInnis 6. The Politics of Social Psychological Science: Distortions in the Social Psychology of Liberalism and Conservatism. L.Jussim, J.T. Crawford, S.M. Anglin, S.Stevens II. Political Perception and Communication 7. The Perception of Politicians’ Morality: Attacks and Defences P. Catellani, M.Bertolotti 8. The Persuasive Power of Political Metaphors. M.J.Landau, L.A.Keefer 9. It´s All in the Face: Facial Appearance, Political Ideology and Voters´ Perceptions M.Wänke 10. Explaining the Influence of Disgust on Political Judgment: A Disease-avoidance Account. D.A. Pizarro, Y.Inbar 11. Intergroup Emotions and Political Violence: The ANCODI Hypothesis M.G. Frank, D.Matsumoto, H.C. Hwang III. Social Cognition and Democracy 12. The Tragedy of Democratic Decision Making. K.Fiedler, J.Hofferbert, F.Woellert, T.Krüger, A.Koch 13. From Choice to Gridlock: Dynamic Bases of Constructive versus Dysfunctional Political Process Robin R. Vallacher 14. Politics and Psychology: A View From A Social Dilemma Perspective P.A.M. van Lange 15. Politics and the Psychology of Power: Multi-level Dynamics in the (Im)Balances of Human Needs and Survival F.Pratto, F.B.Zeineddine 16. Social Cognition and Democracy: An Eastern European Case Study. J.P.Forgas, L.Kelemen, L.Janos IV. The Politics of Identity and Intergroup Relations 17. Inclusive Identity and the Psychology of Political Change J.F.Dovidio, T.Saguy, E.G.Ufkes, D.Scheepers, S.L. Gaertner 18. Social Instability and Identity-Uncertainty: Fertile Ground for Political Extremism M.A. Hogg 19. The American Color Line and Black Exceptionalism. D.O. Sears 20. The Social Psychology of Social (Dis)harmony: Implications for Political Leaders and Public Policy. , L.Batalha, E.Subasic
"Social psychology and politics are intricately related – understanding how people manage power and govern themselves is a key issue. The volume looks at the latest theoretical and empirical work and is divided into four sections: political attitudes and values; political attitudes and values; political communication and perceptions; social cognitive processes in political decisions; and the politics of intergroup behaviour and social identity. Academic in style." – Human Givens Journal
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