1st Edition

The Feeling, Thinking Citizen
Essays in Honor of Milton Lodge

ISBN 9780815379409
Published March 19, 2018 by Routledge
256 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents


Jeffrey A. Segal

  1. A Festschrift for a Friend
  2. [Howard Lavine and Charles S. Taber]

  3. Conversations about The Rationalizing Voter
  4. [Charles S. Taber]

  5. Inside the Black Box with Milt, and Other Lessons Learned
  6. [Kathleen M. McGraw]

  7. Citizens, Politics, and Process: The Extensive Reach of Milton Lodge
  8. [Robert Huckfeldt]

  9. The Paradox of Political Knowledge
  10. [Jennifer Jerit and Caitlin Davies]

  11. Political Expertise and Open-Minded Cognition
  12. [Victor Ottati, Chase Wilson, Erika Price, and Nathanael Sumaktoyo]

  13. Belief Change: A Bayesian Perspective
  14. [Marco R. Steenbergen and Howard Lavine]

  15. Motivated Responses to Political Communications: Framing, Party Cues, and Science Information
  16. [James N. Druckman, Thomas J. Leeper, and Rune Slothuus]

  17. The Effects of First Impressions on Subsequent Information Search and Evaluation
  18. [David P. Redlawsk and Douglas Pierce]

  19. Racially Motivated Reasoning
  20. [Stanley Feldman and Leonie Huddy]

  21. All in the Eye of the Beholder: Asymmetry in Ideological Accountability
  22. [Gaurav Sood and Shanto Iyengar]

  23. (Working toward) Affective Transfer in the Real World

[Tessa M. Ditonto and Richard R. Lau]

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Howard Lavine is Arleen C. Carlson Professor of Political Science and Psychology at the University of Minnesota and Director of the Center for the Study of Political Psychology. He is author of Open versus Closed: Personality, Identity and the Politics of Redistribution (2017) and The Ambivalent Partisan: How Critical Loyalty Promotes Democracy (2012), which won the Robert E. Lane and David O. Sears Book Awards. He is editor of Advances in Political Psychology.

Charles S. Taber is Professor of Political Science and Dean of the Graduate School at Stony Brook University. He received his PhD from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1991, and works in the fields of political psychology and computational modeling. Taber has contributed to the growing literature on the psychological mechanisms that drive public opinion, and his 2013 book, The Rationalizing Voter, coauthored with Milton Lodge, won the Robert E. Lane Book Award and the Book of the Year Awards from the Experimental Politics and Migration and Citizenship Sections of the American Political Science Association.


'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