The Social Psychology of Politics by Victor C. OttatiThe Social Psychology of Politics by Victor C. Ottati

The Social Psychology of Politics

byVictor C. OttatiEditorR. Scott Tindale, John Edwards

Paperback | September 21, 2012

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Early studies of political behavior examined the sociological, attitudinal, and rational determinants of political behavior. However, none of these approaches provided a descriptive model of how people process political information and make political decisions under naturalistic conditions that involve limited cognitive capacity and motivation. Fortunately, contemporary approaches within the field of political psychology have begun to address these concerns. Inspired by recent advances in the area of social psychology, researchers are rapidly developing more realistic and detailed models of the psychological process that determines political judgements and behavior. Early attempts to merely predict political behavior have been replaced by an attempt to describe the actual process whereby individuals gather, interpret, exchange, and combine information to arrive at a political judgement or decision. This volume provides comprehensive coverage of this pioneering era of research in political psychology.
Title:The Social Psychology of PoliticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:244 pagesPublished:September 21, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1461351367

ISBN - 13:9781461351368


Table of Contents

Part I: The Psychological Determinants of Candidate Evaluation. 1. The Psychological Determinants of Candidate Evaluation and Voting Preference; V.C. Ottati, et al. 2. Gender Stereotyping and Candidate Evaluation: Good News and Bad News for Women Politicians; L. Huddy, T. Capelos. 3. The Emotional Voter: Effects of Episodic Affective Reactions on Candidate Evaluation; L.M. Isbell, V.C. Ottati. 4. Visual Cues and the Candidate Evaluation Process; V.C. Ottati, M. Deiger. 5. Political Eloquence; D.C. O'Connell, S. Kowal. Part II: Political Psychology and Public Policy. 6. The Psychological Determinants of Public Opinion; L. Skitka, E. Mullen. 7. The Role of Social Ideologies in Legitimizing Political Attitudes and Public Policy; F. Pratto, C. Cathey. 8. The Role of Science and Advocacy Regarding a Chronic Health Condition; L.A. Jason, et al. Part III: Collective Political Action: Intra and Intergroup Perspectives. 9. Minority Influence and Political Interest Groups; C.M. Smith, P.J. Diven. 10. The Psychology of Collective Political Protest; D. Abrams, G.R. de Moura. 11. Procedural and Agenda Effects on Political Decisions by Small Groups; T. Kameda, et al.