Introduction to Political Psychology

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CONTENTS
PREFACExiii
CHAPTER: 1 AN INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL PSYCHOLOGY1
      What Is Political Psychology?3
      Conclusion11
      Key Terms11
      Suggestions for Further Reading11
CHAPTER: 2 PERSONALITY AND POLITICS13
      When Do Personalities Matter in Politics?14
      Theories and Approaches to Studying Personality15
            Psychoanalytic Approaches15
            Traits, Motives, and Individual Differences18
      Some Frameworks From Political Psychology22
            The Authoritarian Personality23
            Leader Analysis Frameworks25
            Trait-Based Studies26
            Operational Code31
      Conclusion32
      Key terms34
      Suggestions for Further Reading34
      Endnotes34
CHAPTER: 3 COGNITION, SOCIAL IDENTITY, EMOTIONS, AND ATTITUDES IN POLITICAL PSYCHOLOGY37
      Information Processing39
      Categorization41
      Social Identity45
      Affect and Emotion48
            The Diabolical Enemy52
            The Barbarian53
            The Imperial Image53
            The Rogue Image54
            The Degenerate Image55

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Table of contents

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  • Title Page *
  • Dedication *
  • Contents vii
  • Preface xiii
  • Chapter 1 - An Introduction to Political Psychology 1
  • Chapter 2 - Personality and Politics 13
  • Endnotes *
  • Chapter 3 - Cognition, Social Identity, Emotions, and Attitudes in Political Psychology 37
  • Chapter 4 - The Political Psychology of Groups 63
  • Chapter 5 - The Study of Political Leaders 97
  • Endnotes 123
  • Chapter 6 - Voting, Role of the Media, and Tolerance 125
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  • Chapter 7 - The Political Psychology of Race and Ethnicity 153
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  • Chapter 8 - The Political Psychology of Nationalism 191
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  • Chapter 9 - The Political Psychology of Political Extremists 223
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  • Chapter 10 - The Political Psychology of International Security and Conflits 257
  • Endnote 276
  • Glossary 277
  • References 287
  • Auther Index 333
  • Subject Index 337
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