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 Political psychology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Political psychology is an interdisciplinary academic field dedicated to the relationship between psychology and political science, with a focus on the role of human thought, emotion, and behavior in politics.
While the grammar of "political psychology" tends to stress psychology as the central field, the discipline could also be accurately labeled "the psychology of politics," so as to more evenly recognize the interdisciplinary nature of the field.
Also not fully conveyed by the label is the wide scope of the disciplines from which political psychology draws, including anthropology, cognitive and personality psychology, sociology, psychiatry, and other more distant fields such as economics, philosophy, and the arts.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Political_psychology   (235 words)

 Political philosophy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Three central concerns of political philosophy have been the political economy by which property rights are defined and access to capital is regulated, the demands of justice in distribution and punishment, and the rules of truth and evidence that determine judgments in the law.
Roman political philosophy was influenced by the Stoics, and the Roman statesman Cicero wrote on political philosophy.
Political and economic relations were drastically changed by these views as the guild was subordinated to free trade, and Roman Catholic dominance of theology was increasingly challenged by Protestant churches subordinate to each nation-state and which preached in the "vulgar" or native language of each region.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Political_theory   (2752 words)

 Psychology Course Descriptions — Psychology Department — CSB/SJU   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Specific topics include history and methods of psychology; biological bases of behavior; sensation and perception; learning and memory; cognition, language, and intelligence; motivation and emotion; lifespan development; personality; psychological disorders; psychological treatment/psychotherapy; and social psychology.
Introduction to basic concepts, principles, and content areas of political psychology, including political cognition and decision making; emotion and motivation in politics; political attitudes, values, and ideology; political socialization; political personality; political leadership; political participation; political conflict; public opinion and the media.
Survey of the major theoretical orientations in personality psychology, including psychoanalytic, trait, cognitive, humanistic/existential, and social-behavioristic perspectives; includes the investigation of their basic concepts and principles, views of personality development, assessment techniques, treatment applications, and the extent to which they meet standard criteria for judging the scientific adequacy of theories.
www.csbsju.edu /psychology/curriculum/descriptions.htm   (1562 words)

 PsychologistEthics.net | informing the public about political psychology
Political psychology is often used to facilitate workplace mobbing.
Victims of political psychiatry are usually people who have filed grievances or complaints against employers or officials, or are union organizers, people who have publicly criticized officials, members of minority religions, and whistle-blowers.
Despite having a current state license to practice psychology, serving as head of a university's counseling center at the time, and holding offices in the American Psychological Association, this psychologist essentially didn't consider herself to be a psychologist and seemed to believe that only therapists need to follow ethical codes.
www.psychologistethics.net   (2080 words)

 CSPP>About the Center>Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The field of political psychology has grown rapidly in the past decade and has emerged as an important and influential area of scholarship in the social sciences.
Political psychology in the 2000s also focuses increasingly on the role of affect and emotion and their link to political cognition and behavior.
The rich and complex world of political behavior provides a broad context in which to bridge the gap between theoretical and applied concerns, using a vast array of methodological techniques drawn from various fields.
www.polisci.umn.edu /polipsyc/about/index.html   (309 words)

 Is "Popular Rule" Possible?
The very idea of "popular rule" is starkly inconsistent with the understanding of political psychology provided by the past half-century of research by psychologists and political scientists.
Political elites have had about as much chance of providing a clarifying debate on abortion as they have on any issue before the American public—without producing, at least by the evidence of Freedman and Goldstein, any clear reconciliation of the powerful competing values at stake.
Some political philosophers have proposed deliberative procedures that might be thought of as embodying normative theories of appropriate contexts for democratic choice.
www.brookings.edu /press/review/summer2003/bartels.htm   (2549 words)

 Inescapable Politics in Psychology
Politics may be conceptualized as the utilization of influence to advance certain public philosophies.
The answer to the second question--what politics should we pursue--depends of course on the social and political orientation of the individuals concerned, but in order to advance this healthy debate we need to agree first that psychology cannot be disentangled from politics.
Once we come to terms with the inescapable nature of morals and politics in psychology, our discussions will not center so much on whether this is a legitimate argument, but more to the point, on what is the vision of human welfare we wish to prescribe.
www.dennisfox.net /papers/inescapable.html   (2851 words)

 UC Irvine Graduate Program in Political Psychology
Political psychologists are attempting to integrate political scientists interest in social change and institutional development with psychologists interest in cognition, emotion and personality.
In addition, students take two courses in political psychology which are designed to integrate the interests and concerns of political science and psychology.
Political psychology attempts to offer an integrative analysis of political life - one which considers the interrelationship between political organization and culture on the one hand and individual thought and emotion on the other.
aris.ss.uci.edu /polpsych   (1756 words)

 SIBU 340 - Political Psychology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Political psychology is an interdisciplinary field of research that blends experimental social psychology and political science.
Although both theoretical and empirical works in political psychology are going to be covered in SIBU 340, experimental nature of the area will be emphasized.
The purpose of scientific articles is to provide students with a general knowledge of political behavior and how political behavior is examined through the glasses of psychology.
www.baskent.edu.tr /~kokdemir/courses/sibu340   (563 words)

 Sociohistorical Psychology
Vygotsky is distinctive in the field of psychology because he articulated a profoundly social explanation of human psychology.
Vygotsky's revolutionary political stance sensitized him to the influence of broad social conditions on psychology: If social change in class structure, institutions, and the division of labor can enhance cognitive functioning and reduce prejudice, conflict, and aggression, then psychological processes must have a social nature.
Economic, political, and even police power are some of social actions that groups use to promulgate psychological phenomena in the media, schools, family, and at work.
www.humboldt1.com /~cr2/sociohis.htm   (8695 words)

 Spring 2001 Political Psychology Syllabus
When political scientists find themselves studying the attitudes and behavior of individual political actors, they find themselves necessarily relying on theories borrowed from psychology.
Political Psychology is a broad and varied field of study.
Do a limited psychobiography of a political actor -- While you don't have the time and resources to do a full analysis, perhaps you could find enough information on a major contemporary figure to begin to explore the psychodynamics of his or her actions as a political figure.
www.uiowa.edu /~c030111/politicalpsychology/s01syl154.html   (1694 words)

 Political Psychology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Much has been made of the use of negative advertisements in political campaigns, but until a UCLA political scientist conducted the first rigorous social science research into the subject, little could be said with certainty about the effects of such ads.
After the newscasts, the test subjects were asked about the candidates, their feelings about the political process and, finally, about what they recalled from the ads they had seen.
He notes that the burgeoning field of political psychology now includes many investigators who are designing studies that combine the realistic settings favored by political scientists with the tightly controlled experiments used by social psychologists.
www.research.ucla.edu /chal/29.htm   (685 words)

 CSPP>Political Psychology (the journal)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Political Psychology is an interdisciplinary journal dedicated to the analysis of the interrelationships between psychological and political processes.
The field draws on diverse disciplinary sources including cultural and psychological anthropology, cognitive psychology, economics, history, international relations, philosophy, political science, political theory, psychology of personality, social psychology, and sociology.
In addition to substantive scholarly articles, Political Psychology publishes analysis and commentary on important issues in the field in the Forum section, bibliographic essays, book reviews, and a News and Notes section.
www.polisci.umn.edu /polipsyc/journal   (131 words)

 IS 531: Social Science Information: Political Science Lecture Notes
Political science is the study of the origin, development, and operation of political systems.
Political science is the study of government (the state) and the structure and activities of the state.
Conservative political organizations have argued for years that their views are not represented in public library collections and their is some objective research to support this view.
web.utk.edu /~wrobinso/531_lec_pol.html   (5229 words)

 Political Psychology
The purposes of this research were: (1) to survey existing political moral behaviors of Thai politicians and voters; (2) to compare political moral behaviors between Thai politicians and voters according to occupation, residential area and experiences in politics (only in group of politicians).
The political moral behavior scale was composed of 5 moral behavior criteria in 4 political behavior dimensions.
Knowledge of leadershipstyle, expectations of the people and the leaders is vital in understanding the political process of change in SA and in reduction of violence in the country.
www.ucm.es /info/Psyap/23ICAP/abstract/politica3.html   (3852 words)

 The Critical Psychology Project
And more: psychology itself is a dominant institution with its own oppressive history, often stemming from norms that demand or facilitate measurement, categorization, manipulation, and control.
Unfortunately, he was unable to persuade the core social psychology faculty to fund my research during the whole three and a half years I was there--unlike my fully funded years in the 1970s when I still dabbled with statistical analysis and hadn't yet criticized the kind of research my professors were doing.
Psychology's values, assumptions, and practices have been culturally and historically determined, reflecting among other things the prevailing socioeconomic setting, political affinities, responses to external pressures, and battles over power, professionalism, and turf.
www.dennisfox.net /papers/voices.html   (3795 words)

 Cultural production and political ideology as courtship displays   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
  As a psychology undergraduate at Columbia, I was puzzled by the spontaneity, ardour, and near-unanimity of the student demands for divestment.
The hypothesis that loud public advertisements of one’s political ideology function as some sort of courtship display designed to attract sexual mates, analogous to the peacock’s tail or the nightingale’s song, seems dangerous.
The vast majority of people in modern societies have almost no political power, yet have strong political convictions that they broadcast insistently, frequently, and loudly when social conditions are right.
www.unm.edu /~psych/faculty/political_peacocks.htm   (2555 words)

Over the past two decades, mergings of psychologists and political scientists have taken place to yield the field of political psychology.
With modernization, for instance, political regimes have become the collective instrument for controlling all forms of deaths and for managing cultural death fears as well.
Given the contemporary political involvements with abortion, suicide prevention, warnings of contaminated food and the risks of smoking, and homicide, it should be evident that polities have become responsible for preventing most forms of premature, man-made (and hence avoidable) death.
www.trinity.edu /mkearl/spy-pol.html   (1071 words)

 MENA: Political Science Resources
POL-PSYCH is sponsored by the International Society of Political Psychology and the Political Psychology Section of the American Political Science Association and is open to all discussions of issues in political psychology.
Political Research Quarterly, the Official Publication of the Western Political Science Association.
Political Science Mailing List is a private list for those researching, teaching or studying political science and for practicians of politics.
www.cc.utah.edu /~jwr9311/MENA/Academic/Polsci.html   (821 words)

 Political Psychology
The goal of this special issue is to further explore the psychological factors and processes that promote or inhibit reconciliation in the aftermath of intractable conflict, expand theoretical frameworks that can account for reconciliation across differing contexts, and provide a selective integration of work on the topic.
Political Psychology is therefore inviting and soliciting manuscripts for a special issue on Political Reconciliation.
Submissions are encouraged from all subfields of political psychology, including social psychology, international relations, conflict resolution, and political behavior.
www.sunysb.edu /polsci/polpsych/specialissues.html   (301 words)

 Rose McDermott: Political Psychology in International Relations, University of Michigan Press
This outstanding book is the first to decisively define the relationship between political psychology and international relations.
Political Psychology in International Relations provides students and scholars with the analytical tools they need to answer these pressing questions, and to assess their implications for policy in a real and sometimes dangerous world.
Rose McDermott is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a renowned expert on the connections between international politics and psychology.
www.press.umich.edu /titleDetailDesc.do?id=10847   (203 words)

 Degree in Psychology - Regent University
General psychology and counseling techniques are key areas of study in the 18-hour program.
The major is also designed for those who want to continue their studies at the graduate level, whether at Regent or elsewhere.
Regent University's Psychology major teaches the fundamentals and the complexities of human behavior.
www.regent.edu /acad/undergrad/academics/majors_psychology.cfm   (232 words)

 The Political Psychology of Terrorist Alarms
Recently Philip Zimbardo, Ph.D., Past President of APA, circulated a paper, dated February 26, 2003, entitled "The Political Psychology of Terrorist Alarms." The article is a sad example of how a highly competent and respected psychologist can inappropriately use his knowledge and professional reputation for political purposes.
The political argumentation begins on the top of page 2 where he asks "Where are the alleged thousands of terrorists." In effect, he is implying that our leaders knowingly issued a factually incorrect terrorism warning.
Those are political arguments, made without proof, and certainly not based on proven knowledge about the psychological intentions of those who issued the alarms.
www.apa.org /about/division/terrorism.html   (3633 words)

 Review: Political Psychology, by Jost and Sidanius (eds)
As a part of the Psychology Press 'Key Readings in Social Psychology' series, this is a big, 500-page book in the relatively specialized, but very important, area of political psychology.
Bridging the gap between political science and general psychology, political psychology looks more deeply into the working of the political mind and is arguably one of the most important areas of concern for aspiring politicians and their supporters today.
For the lay reader it may be a little on the heavy side, although those who are prepared to put in the necessary time and effort will be well-rewarded.
changingminds.org /books/book_reviews/political_psychology.htm   (256 words)

 SPN Professional Profile: John T. Jost
Jost is Editor-in-Chief of Social Justice Research, serves on several other editorial boards, and is on the Governing Council of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP) and the Executive Committee of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP).
The psychology of legitimacy: Emerging perspectives on ideology, justice, and intergroup relations.
Jost, J. T., & Kruglanski, A. The estrangement of social constructionism and experimental social psychology: History of the rift and prospects for reconciliation.
jost.socialpsychology.org   (496 words)

 Political Psychology, journal of ISPP
is an interdisciplinary journal dedicated to the analysis of the interrelationships between psychological and political processes.
The field draws on diverse disciplinary sources including cultural and psychological anthropology, cognitive psychology, clinical psychology, economics, history, international relations, philosophy, political science, political theory, psychology of personality, social psychology, and sociology.
Political Psychology is published six times a year in February, April, June, August, October, and December by
ispp.org /journal.html   (248 words)

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