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Political Psychology in International Relations

Political Psychology in International Relations

  • Author: Rose McDermott
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN: 9780472067015
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 310
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A comprehensive account of the field of political psychology with a focus on its implications for international relations

Political psychology and foreign policy

Political psychology and foreign policy

  • Author: Eric. Singer,Valerie M. Hudson
  • Publisher: Westview Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 276
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What impact does personality have on the formation of policy? How did group dynamics affect decision making in the Cuban missile crisis? What is the relationship between birth order and leader personality? Combining a critical overview of past scholarship with the latest empirical findings and conceptualizations, Political Psychology and Foreign Policy addresses these issues while placing political psychology in the larger theoretical context of international relations, including a postmodern critique. For anyone interested in the interrelationship between cognition, perception, personality, and politics, Political Psychology and Foreign Policy offers intriguing insights into classic foreign policy dilemmas. A wide range of methods, models, and foreign policy actors are represented in the volume. Foreign policy scholars will appreciate its critical evaluation of the literature as well as its significant component of original, previously unpublished research.

Psychological models in international politics

Psychological models in international politics

  • Author: Lawrence S. Falkowski
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 312
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Psychology and Constructivism in International Relations

Psychology and Constructivism in International Relations

An Ideational Alliance

  • Author: Vaughn P. Shannon,Paul A. Kowert
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN: 0472117998
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 277
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Psychology and constructivism together offer new ways of understanding international relations

Richard Ned Lebow: Key Texts in Political Psychology and International Relations Theory

Richard Ned Lebow: Key Texts in Political Psychology and International Relations Theory

  • Author: Richard Ned Lebow
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319399640
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 159
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This third out of four volumes by Richard Ned Lebow in this book series includes texts on psychology and international relations, causation, counterfactual analysis. The political psychology contributions draw on richer, ancient Greek understandings of the psyche and offer novel insights into strategies of conflict management, the role of emotions in international relations, and the modern fixation on identity.

The Oxford Handbook of Political Psychology

The Oxford Handbook of Political Psychology

  • Author: Leonie Huddy,David O. Sears,Jack S. Levy
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199760101
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 986
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Political psychology applies what is known about human psychology to the study of politics. It examines how 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 these vital questions. 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.

International Political Psychology

International Political Psychology

Explorations into a New Discipline

  • Author: Anna Cornelia Beyer
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137377798
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 207
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This book intends to harvest insights from the discipline of Psychology, in its broad understanding, for application to International Relations. Although Psychology offers an abundance of theories that are useful for this purpose, they have so far remained largely untapped. In chapters on conflict, hegemony, terrorism, mental health, global consciousness, and peace proposals, Byer provides a synthesis of these two complimentary disciplines. This innovative volume presents the first contribution to the new discipline of International Political Psychology.

Psychology, Strategy and Conflict

Psychology, Strategy and Conflict

Perceptions of Insecurity in International Relations

  • Author: James W. Davis
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136219188
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 250
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This volume examines the explanatory nesting approach in the analysis of international relations and its continuing relevance in the 21st century. International relations theory urgently needs strategies for coping with the growing complexity of the international system following the collapse of the US–Soviet bipolar stalemate, the multiple challenges to US unipolar hegemony, and the rise of powerful non-Western actors. Over the course of this book, leading scholars of international relations and diplomatic history return to an approach to explanation pioneered in the writings of Robert Jervis. The approach calls for nesting multiple layers of explanation--systemic, strategic, and perceptual--in an integrated causal account that is simultaneously parsimonious and nuanced. Highlighting the logic of strategic interactions under uncertainty, it also integrates the effects of psychological biases and the unintended consequences of acting in complex systems to provide explanations that are at once theoretically rigorous and rich in empirical detail. Analyzing the current state of Realist theory, signaling under conditions of uncertainty and anarchy, the role of nuclear weapons in international politics, the role of cognition and emotions in economic and foreign policy decision making, and questions of responsibility in international affairs, the authors provide a compelling guide for the future of international relations theory. This book will be of much interest to students of international relations, foreign policy, and security studies.

Internationale Politik studieren

Internationale Politik studieren

Eine Einführung

  • Author: Martin List
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783531147383
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 215
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Das Buch versucht, den Anforderungen der neuen Studienlandschaft gerecht zu werden und verbindet die Knappheit der Darstellung mit dem Anspruch, zur eigenständigen Analysefähigkeit internationaler Politik hinzuführen. Diese Fähigkeit ist mit "studieren" gemeint, und der Text legt dafür in 15 knappen Kapiteln die Grundlage. Sie führen, in didaktisch innovativer Form fiktiver Streitgespräche, ein in die Forschungsprogramme der Internationalen Politik und verdeutlichen deren Ertrag in Anwendung auf unterschiedliche Sachbereiche internationaler Politik (Sicherheitspolitik, Handels- und Umweltpolitik, Menschenrechtsschutz). Daneben wird exemplarisch (USA, D) in die Außenpolitik-Analyse eingeführt. Fragen der Konfliktbewältigung (Nord-Süd-Konflikt, Konfliktregion Naher Osten) und der Institutionalisierung internationaler Politik (internationale Organisationen und Regime) werden durchgehend behandelt.

Explorations in Political Psychology

Explorations in Political Psychology

  • Author: Shanto Iyengar
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 9780822313243
  • Category: History
  • Page: 484
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Mapping the territory where political science and psychology intersect, Explorations in Political Psychology offers a broad overview of the the field of political psychology--from its historical evolution as an area of inquiry to the rich and eclectic array of theories, concepts, and methods that mark it as an emerging discipline. In introductory essays, editors Shanto Iyengar and William J. McGuire identify the points of exchange between the disciplines represented and discuss the issues that make up the subfields of political psychology. Bringing together leading scholars from social psychology and political science, the following sections discuss attitude research (the study of political attitudes and opinions); cognition and information-processing (the relationship between the structures of human information-processing and political and policy preferences); and decision making (how people make decisions about political preferences). As a comprehensive introduction to a growing field of interdisciplinary concern, Explorations in Political Psychology will prove a useful guide for historians, social psychologists, and political scientists with an interest in individual political behavior. Contributors. Stephen Ansolabehere, Donald Granberg, Shanto Iyengar, Robert Jervis, Milton Lodge, Roger D. Masters, William J. McGuire, Victor C. Ottati, Samuel L. Popkin, William M. Runyan, David O. Sears, Patrick Stroh, Denis G. Sullivan, Philip E. Tetlock, Robert S. Wyer, Jr.

Political Psychology

Political Psychology

  • Author: Linda E. Shepherd
  • Publisher: Barbara Budrich Esser
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 168
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Political psychology exists as an interdisciplinary subfield of two well-established disciplines. From this position it naturally came to encompass a wide range of components, each uniquely equipped for investigations at the intersection of human psychology and political phenomena. Political Psychology provides detailed information describing the state of research in this developing field. The book reviews the evolution of concepts and theories, international influences, methodology, infrastructure, and future trends of the enterprise. Contributors to this volume were chosen for their significant influence in the field of political psychology and their present and past leadership roles in international organizations devoted to the development of the transdiscipline. As a result, the volume includes several critical evaluations of research in political psychology as well as suggestions for continued research which will, in an increasingly globalized context, make important contributions

Introduction to Political Psychology

Introduction to Political Psychology

3rd Edition

  • Author: Martha L. Cottam,Elena Mastors,Thomas Preston,Beth Dietz
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317371658
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 522
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This comprehensive, user-friendly introductory textbook to political psychology explores the psychological origins of political behavior. The authors introduce readers to a broad range of theories, concepts, and case studies of political activity to illustrate that behavior. The book examines many patterns of political behaviors, including leadership, group behavior, voting, media effects, race, ethnicity, nationalism, social movements, terrorism, war, and genocide. It explores some of the most horrific things people do to each other, as well as how to prevent and resolve conflict – and how to recover from it. The book contains numerous features to enhance understanding, including text boxes highlighting current and historical events to help students see the connection between the world around them and the concepts they are learning. Different research methodologies used in the discipline are employed, such as experimentation and content analysis. The third edition of the book has two new chapters, one on the media, and one on social movements. This accessible and engaging introductory textbook is suitable as a primary text on a range of upper-level courses in political psychology, political behavior, and related fields, including policymaking.

Political Psychology

Political Psychology

Situations, Individuals, and Cases

  • Author: David Patrick Houghton
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113505178X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 330
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What shapes political behavior more: the situations in which individuals find themselves, or the internal psychological makeup---beliefs, values, and so on---of those individuals? This is perhaps the leading division within the psychological study of politics today. Political Psychology: Situations, Individuals, and Cases, 2nd edition, provides a concise, readable, and conceptually organized introduction to the topic of political psychology by examining this very question. Using this situationism--dispositionism framework—which roughly parallels the concerns of social and cognitive psychology—this book focuses on such key explanatory mechanisms as behaviorism, obedience, personality, groupthink, cognition, affect, emotion, and neuroscience to explore topics ranging from voting behavior and racism to terrorism and international relations. The new edition includes a new chapter on the psychology of the media and communication. Houghton has also updated the text to analyze recent political events such as the 2012 election, and to include up-and-coming research in the areas of neuroscience, behavioral economics, and more. Houghton's clear and engaging examples directly challenge students to place themselves in both real and hypothetical situations which involve intense moral and political dilemmas. This highly readable text will provide students with the conceptual foundation they need to make sense of the rapidly changing and increasingly important field of political psychology.

Perception and Misperception in International Politics

Perception and Misperception in International Politics

  • Author: Robert Jervis
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400885116
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 544
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With a new preface by the authorSince its original publication in 1976, Perception and Misperception in International Politics has become a landmark book in its field, hailed by the New York Times as "the seminal statement of principles underlying political psychology." This new edition includes an extensive preface by the author reflecting on the book's lasting impact and legacy, particularly in the application of cognitive psychology to political decision making, and brings that analysis up to date by discussing the relevant psychological research over the past forty years. Jervis describes the process of perception (for example, how decision makers learn from history) and then explores common forms of misperception (such as overestimating one's influence). He then tests his ideas through a number of important events in international relations from nineteenth- and twentieth-century European history. Perception and Misperception in International Politics is essential for understanding international relations today.

Resolve in International Politics

Resolve in International Politics

  • Author: Joshua D. Kertzer
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400883644
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 264
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Why do some leaders and segments of the public display remarkable persistence in confrontations in international politics, while others cut and run? The answer given by policymakers, pundits, and political scientists usually relates to issues of resolve. Yet, though we rely on resolve to explain almost every phenomenon in international politics—from prevailing at the bargaining table to winning on the battlefield—we don't understand what it is, how it works, or where it comes from. Resolve in International Politics draws on a growing body of research in psychology and behavioral economics to explore the foundations of this important idea. Joshua Kertzer argues that political will is more than just a metaphor or figure of speech: the same traits social scientists and decision-making scholars use to comprehend willpower in our daily lives also shape how we respond to the costs of war and conflict. Combining laboratory and survey experiments with studies of great power military interventions in the postwar era from 1946 to 2003, Kertzer shows how time and risk preferences, honor orientation, and self-control help explain the ways leaders and members of the public define the situations they face and weigh the trade-offs between the costs of fighting and the costs of backing down. Offering a novel in-depth look at how willpower functions in international relations, Resolve in International Politics has critical implications for understanding political psychology, public opinion about foreign policy, leaders in military interventions, and international security.

The Palgrave Handbook of Global Political Psychology

The Palgrave Handbook of Global Political Psychology

  • Author: Paul Nesbitt-Larking,Catarina Kinnvall,Tereza Capelos
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1137291192
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 504
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This ground-breaking collection recalibrates the study of political psychology by providing a detailed and much needed analysis of the discipline's most important and hotly contested issues. Advancing our understanding of the psychological mechanisms that drive political phenomena, this study showcases a range of approaches in the study of these phenomena in Europe and the world and underscores the valuable contribution political psychology has made in generating answers to timely research questions. Individual chapters from the world's top experts in the field explores the ways in which political psychology impacts on issues as diverse as migration, conflict and violence as well as electoral politics while also situating the discipline within the realm of political decision-making and policy on important debates relating to foreign policy and relations, political participation and terrorism amongst a variety of other issues. Furthermore, the collection offers analytical illustrations of Social Identity Theory, psychoanalytic approaches, Dialogical Self Theory, Social Representations Theory and Self-Categorisation Theory, allowing for an in-depth engagement across theoretical contributions to the field. Using theoretical and methodological approaches in conjunction with empirical evidence, this Handbook maps the diverse field of political psychology in its entirety and explores its future direction. The resulting volume is a KEY addition to the libraries of all those who study or harbour an interest in political psychology.

Theory and Evidence in Comparative Politics and International Relations

Theory and Evidence in Comparative Politics and International Relations

  • Author: Richard Ned Lebow,Mark Lichbach
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781403976611
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 290
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Contributing authors offer a variety of answers, addressing the purpose and methods of research and analysing concepts, including the relationship of theory and evidence, the changing formulation of neopositivism, and the importance of medicine to social science.

National Identities and International Relations

National Identities and International Relations

  • Author: Richard Ned Lebow
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107166306
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 280
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A comparative study of how and why people identify with their countries and the implications for foreign policy.

Groupthink Versus High-Quality Decision Making in International Relations

Groupthink Versus High-Quality Decision Making in International Relations

  • Author: Mark Schafer,Scott Crichlow
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231520182
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 304
  • View: 3645
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Are good and bad outcomes significantly affected by the decision-making process itself? Indeed they are, in that certain decision-making techniques and practices limit the ability of policymakers to achieve their goals and advance the national interest. The success of policy often turns on the quality of the decision-making process. Mark Schafer and Scott Crichlow identify the factors that contribute to good and bad policymaking, such as the personalities of political leaders, the structure of decision-making groups, and the nature of the exchange between participating individuals. Analyzing thirty-nine foreign-policy cases across nine administrations and incorporating both statistical analyses and case studies, including a detailed examination of the decision to invade Iraq in 2003, the authors pinpoint the factors that are likely to lead to successful or failed decision making, and they suggest ways to improve the process. Schafer and Crichlow show how the staffing of key offices and the structure of central decision-making bodies determine the path of an administration even before topics are introduced. Additionally, they link the psychological characteristics of leaders to the quality of their decision processing. There is no greater work available on understanding and improving the dynamics of contemporary decision making.

The Politics and Ethics of Identity

The Politics and Ethics of Identity

In Search of Ourselves

  • Author: Richard Ned Lebow
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107027659
  • Category: History
  • Page: 431
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Challenges the notion of consistent unitary identities, arguing that we are multiple, changing selves, shaped by social contexts and processes.