Introduction to Political Psychology

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Subject Index

Affect, 48–51
Al Qaeda, 236–238
Ally image, 44, 45, 52 in Northern Ireland, 200
Altruists, 249 and empathy, 249
Argentina, 239–241 dirty war in 239–241 punishment of perpetrators, 251–252
Assimilation effect, 43
Attitudes, See also Information processing, 57–59, 125–151 and behavior, 57–58 constraint, 129 defined, 57 and political socialization, 143–145 and political sophistication in America, 126–133 and schema, 150–151 stability, 129 and tolerance, 145–147 and the vote, 135–139
Attribution theory, 39 Fundamental Attribution Error, 25, 39, 90 phenomenal absolutism error, 154 ultimate attribution error, 154
Authoritarian personality, 23–24 criticisms of, 24 and race in South Africa, 170 and racism, 156
Availability heuristic, 39
Avoidance of value trade-offs, 41

Balance theory, 40 balance defined, 40 response to imbalance and inconsistency, 40–41
Barbarian image, 53 in Bosnia, 176 of Serbs, 203
Bay of Pigs, 81–84 and bureaucratic politics, 83–84 and groupthink, 81 and new group syndrome, 82–83
Beliefs, defined, 39 belief systems, 125, 132
Black and white model, 129
Bolstering, 41
Bosnia, 175–178, 219–220 and ethnic cleansing, 177–178 identities in, 176
Brazil, 167–168
Bush, G. H. W., 27, 102, 128, 271
Bush, G. W., 26–27, 55, 79, 109, 111, 128, 130
Bystanders, 247–248 and diffusion of responsibility and denial, 248

Candidate characteristics, 129
Carter, J., 114, 120–122
Castro, F., 39, 81–83
Chechnya, 207–208
Chicken, game of, 265–266 irrevocable commitment, 266
China, 215–217 nationalism in 215–217
Christian identity, 231
Clinton, W. J., 7, 21, 26–27, 66, 97, 107–122, 134
Coalitions, 91–92
Cognition, See also, Information processing, 38–39 and attitudes, 126–133, 135 and categorization, 37, 41–45
Cognitive categories, See also, Images, Stereotypes 41–45, and schema, 42, and stereotypes, 43
Cognitive complexity, 29–30, and G. W. Bush, 109 and Clinton, 108, 114–119 and information processing, 29 and leaders, 105
Cognitive processes, 9, 39
Collective traps, 90
Colonial image, 56 in Northern Ireland, 199–200
Columbia, 241
Compliance, 73
Conflict resolution, 92, 180–186, 217–220, 249–253 perspective-taking, 183 and policing, 185–186 and punishment of perpetrators, 251–253 shared sovereignty strategies, 182–184 and stereotypes, 183 truth and reconciliation comsions, 251–253 utilitarian strategies, 184


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