This book is an appreciation of the long and illustrious career of Milton Lodge. Having begun his academic life as a Kremlinologist in the 1960s, Milton Lodge radically shifted gears to become one of the most influential scholars of the past half century working at the intersection of psychology and political science. In borrowing and refashioning concepts from cognitive psychology, social cognition and neuroscience, his work has led to wholesale transformations in the way political scientists understand the mass political mind, as well as the nature and quality of democratic citizenship.
In this collection, Lodge’s collaborators and colleagues describe how his work has influenced their own careers, and how his insights have been synthesized into the bloodstream of contemporary political psychology. The volume includes personal reflections from Lodge’s longstanding collaborators as well as original research papers from leading figures in political psychology who have drawn inspiration from the Lodgean oeuvre. Reflecting on his multi-facetted contribution to the study of political psychology, The Feeling, Thinking Citizen illustrates the centrality of Lodge’s work in constructing a psychologically plausible model of the democratic citizen.
'The depth and range of Milton Lodge's contributions to political psychology are highlighted by the distinction of the authors contributing to this volume. Its broad focus encompasses motivated reasoning, transfer of affect, and the problem of wobbly citizen civic expertise, among other topics.' —David O. Sears, Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Political Science, UCLA
'This is an important book. It demonstrates the powerful and far reaching influence that Milton Lodge has had on the development of political psychology. Not only has his personal research had a singular influence on the field but his example has demonstrated how political psychologists should conduct their work to meet the highest academic and scholarly standards.' —Edward G. Carmines, Distinguished Professor, Warner O. Chapman Professor of Political Science, and Rudy Professor, Indiana University
'This is a book to prize. It is above all a book of ideas—most centrally, the ideas of the preeminent researcher in the field, Milton Lodge, but additionally, as a bonus, the ideas of many who have had the good fortune of learning from him by working alongside him.' —Paul M. Sniderman, Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. Professor of Public Policy, Stanford University
Jeffrey A. Segal
[Howard Lavine and Charles S. Taber]
[Charles S. Taber]
[Kathleen M. McGraw]
[Jennifer Jerit and Caitlin Davies]
[Victor Ottati, Chase Wilson, Erika Price, and Nathanael Sumaktoyo]
[Marco R. Steenbergen and Howard Lavine]
[James N. Druckman, Thomas J. Leeper, and Rune Slothuus]
[David P. Redlawsk and Douglas Pierce]
[Stanley Feldman and Leonie Huddy]
[Gaurav Sood and Shanto Iyengar]
[Tessa M. Ditonto and Richard R. Lau]
Advisory Board: Ted Brader, University of Michigan; Eugene Borgida, University of Minnesota; Marc Ross, Bryn Mawr College and Linda Skitka, University of Illinois, Chicago
Political psychology is dedicated to the analysis of the interrelationships between psychological and political processes. The field is interdisciplinary in nature, bidirectional in influence (the psyche influences political orientation and the polity leaves its mark on who we are), and draws on a broad range of disciplinary sources, including cultural anthropology, history, economics, neuroscience, behavioral genetics, sociology, and organizational behavior. From a psychological perspective, politics is not only about "who gets what" in the material sense; it is also about how psychological predispositions, social identities and bounded information processing capacities fundamentally shape and constrain how individuals interact with their government and society at large.
The Routledge Studies in Political Psychology was developed to publish books representing the widest range of theoretical, methodological and epistemological approaches in political psychology. The series is intended to expand awareness of the creative application of psychological theory within the domain of politics and foster deeper appreciation of the psychological roots of political behavior. We are particularly interested in scholarly monographs, but proposals for edited volumes will also be considered.