Political psychology applies what is known about human psychology to the study of politics. It examines how, for example, people reach political decisions on topics such as voting, party identification, and political attitudes as well as how leaders mediate political conflicts and make foreign policy decisions.
The Oxford Handbook of Political Psychology gathers together a distinguished group of scholars from around the world to shed light on such questions as: how does personality affect leadership style? What are the origins of racial prejudice? How does violent communal conflict originate?
Focusing first on political psychology at the individual level (attitudes, values, decision-making, ideology, personality) and then moving to the collective (group identity, mass mobilization, political violence), this fully interdisciplinary volume covers models of the mass public and political elites and addresses both domestic issues and foreign policy.
Now with new material providing an up-to-date account of cutting-edge research within both psychology and political science, this is an essential reference for scholars and students interested in the intersection of the two fields.
David O. Sears is Professor of Psychology and Political Science and Director of the Institute for Social Science Research, UCLA. Leonie Huddy is Associate Professor of Political Science at Stony Brook University. Jack S. Levy is Board of Governors' Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University
1. Introduction: Theoretical Foundations of Political Psychology ; Leonie Huddy, David O. Sears, and Jack S. Levy ; Theoretical Approaches ; 2. Personality Approaches to Political Behavior ; Gian Vittorio Caprara and Michele Vecchione ; 3. Childhood and Adult Political Development ; David O. Sears and Christia Brown ; 4. Rational Choice Theory and Political Psychology ; Dennis Chong ; 5. Behavioral Decision Making ; David P. Redlawsk and Richard R. Lau ; 6. Emotion and Political Psychology ; Ted Brader and George E. Marcus ; 7. Towards an Evolutionarily Informed Political Psychology ; Jim Sidanius and Robert Kurzban ; 8. Genetic Foundations of Political Behavior ; Carolyn L. Funk ; 9. Political Rhetoric ; Susan Condor, Cristian Tileag?, and Michael Billig ; International Relations ; 10. Psychology and Foreign Policy Decision-Making ; Jack S. Levy ; 11. Perceptions and Image Theory in International Relations ; Richard K. Herrmann ; 12. Threat Perception in International Relations ; Janice Gross Stein ; 13. Crisis Management ; Stephen Benedict Dyson and Paul 'T Hart ; 14. Personality Profiles of Political Elites ; David G. Winter ; 15. Psychobiography: <"The Child is Father of the Man> " ; Jerrold M. Post ; 16. Conflict Analysis and Resolution ; Ronald J. Fisher, Herbert C. Kelman, and Susan Allen Nan ; Mass Political Behavior ; 17. Political Information Processing ; Charles S. Taber and Everett Young ; 18. Political Communication: Form and Consequence of the ; Information Environment ; Nicholas A. Valentino and Yioryos Nardis ; 19. Political Ideology ; Stanley Feldman ; 20. Social Justice ; Tom R. Tyler and Jojanneke van der Toorn ; 21. Networks, Interdependence, and Social Influence in Politics ; Robert Huckfeldt, Jeffery J. Mondak, Matthew Hayes, ; Matthew T. Pietryka, and Jack Reilly ; 22. Political Deliberation ; C. Daniel Myers and Tali Mendelberg ; Intergroup Relations ; 23. From Group Identity to Political Cohesion and Commitment ; Leonie Huddy ; 24. Social Movements and the Dynamics of Collective Action ; Bert Klandermans and Jacquelien van Stekelenburg ; 25. Prejudice and Politics ; Donald R. Kinder ; 26. Migration and Multiculturalism ; Eva G.T. Green and Christian Staerkle ; 27. Discrimination: Conditions, Consequences and 'Cures' ; Ananthi Al Ramiah and Miles Hewstone ; 28. The Psychology of Intractable Conflicts: Eruption, ; Escalation and Peacemaking ; Daniel Bar-Tal and Eran Halperin