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Political psychology : situations, individuals, and cases / David Patrick Houghton
Bib ID 4582043
Format BookBook
Author
Houghton, David Patrick
 
Description New York : Routledge, c2009 
xii, 280 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9780415990134
0415990130
9780415990141
0415990149
9780203889114
0203889118
Summary

"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 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, group-think, cognition, affect, emotion, and neuroscience to explore topics ranging from voting behavior and racism to terrorism and international relations."

Full contents
  • 1. The Conceptual Scheme of This Book
  • 2. A Brief History of the Discipline
  • Pt. I. The Situation
  • 3. Behaviorism and Human Freedom
  • 4. The Psychology of Obedience
  • 5. Creating a "Bad Barrel"
  • 6. Group Decision-Making
  • Pt. II. The Individual
  • 7. Psychobiography
  • 8. Personality and Beliefs
 
Notes

Formerly CIP.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [242]-266) and index.

Subjects Political psychology.

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