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Political Psychology in International Relations

Political Psychology in International Relations Author Rose McDermott
ISBN-10 9780472022625
Release 2009-12-22
Pages 320
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This outstanding book is the first to decisively define the relationship between political psychology and international relations. Written in a style accessible to undergraduates as well as specialists, McDermott's book makes an eloquent case for the importance of psychology to our understanding of global politics. In the wake of September 11, the American public has been besieged with claims that politics is driven by personality. Saddam Hussein, Osama bin Laden, Kim Chong-Il, Ayatollah Khameinei-America's political rogues' gallery is populated by individuals whose need for recognition supposedly drives their actions on the world stage. How does personality actually drive politics? And how is personality, in turn, formed by political environment? 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.



Political Psychology in International Relations

Political Psychology in International Relations Author Rose McDermott
ISBN-10 047206701X
Release 2004
Pages 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 in International Relations

Political Psychology in International Relations Author Rose McDermott
ISBN-10 0472097016
Release 2004
Pages 310
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02 Rose McDermott's new book is the first to decisively define the relationship between political psychology and international relations in a style that students and specialists at all levels will find clear and accessible. Focusing her discussion on key topics including cognition, behavior, emotion, psychobiography, leadership, and group processes, McDermott introduces and explains the variety of methodologies and theoretical approaches used in political psychology. While much scholarship has focused on the impact of psychology on politics, less attention has been devoted to the impact of political contexts and events on individual and group psychology. In this book, McDermott helps to counter this bias, delineating a genuinely interdisciplinary approach to the interaction of these important fields. Up to this point, almost all books addressing these topics have been edited volumes. McDermott's text employs a single voice and approach to help students navigate the burgeoning field of political psychology. The book will be particularly valuable to social and cognitive psychologists, and political scientists working in international relations. Rose McDermott is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Rose McDermott's new book is the first to decisively define the relationship between political psychology and international relations in a style that students and specialists at all levels will find clear and accessible. Focusing her discussion on key topics including cognition, behavior, emotion, psychobiography, leadership, and group processes, McDermott introduces and explains the variety of methodologies and theoretical approaches used in political psychology. While much scholarship has focused on the impact of psychology on politics, less attention has been devoted to the impact of political contexts and events on individual and group psychology. In this book, McDermott helps to counter this bias, delineating a genuinely interdisciplinary approach to the interaction of these important fields. Up to this point, almost all books addressing these topics have been edited volumes. McDermott's text employs a single voice and approach to help students navigate the burgeoning field of political psychology. The book will be particularly valuable to social and cognitive psychologists, and political scientists working in international relations. Rose McDermott is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara.



Political psychology and foreign policy

Political psychology and foreign policy Author Eric. Singer
ISBN-10 UOM:39015021541829
Release 1992
Pages 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.



Psychology and Constructivism in International Relations

Psychology and Constructivism in International Relations Author Vaughn P. Shannon
ISBN-10 9780472117994
Release 2012
Pages 277
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Psychology and constructivism together offer new ways of understanding international relations



How Statesmen Think

How Statesmen Think Author Robert Jervis
ISBN-10 9781400885336
Release 2017-02-14
Pages 304
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Robert Jervis has been a pioneering leader in the study of the psychology of international politics for more than four decades. How Statesmen Think presents his most important ideas on the subject from across his career. This collection of revised and updated essays applies, elaborates, and modifies his pathbreaking work. The result is an indispensable book for students and scholars of international relations. How Statesmen Think demonstrates that expectations and political and psychological needs are the major drivers of perceptions in international politics, as well as in other arenas. Drawing on the increasing attention psychology is paying to emotions, the book discusses how emotional needs help structure beliefs. It also shows how decision-makers use multiple shortcuts to seek and process information when making foreign policy and national security judgments. For example, the desire to conserve cognitive resources can cause decision-makers to look at misleading indicators of military strength, and psychological pressures can lead them to run particularly high risks. The book also looks at how deterrent threats and counterpart promises often fail because they are misperceived. How Statesmen Think examines how these processes play out in many situations that arise in foreign and security policy, including the threat of inadvertent war, the development of domino beliefs, the formation and role of national identities, and conflicts between intelligence organizations and policymakers.



Political Psychology

Political Psychology Author David Patrick Houghton
ISBN-10 9781135051785
Release 2014-08-25
Pages 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.



Introduction to Political Psychology

Introduction to Political Psychology Author Martha L. Cottam
ISBN-10 9781317371656
Release 2015-08-14
Pages 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.



Risk Taking in International Politics

Risk Taking in International Politics Author Rose McDermott
ISBN-10 0472087878
Release 2001
Pages 256
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Discusses the way leaders deal with risk in making foreign policy decisions



International Political Psychology

International Political Psychology Author Anna Cornelia Beyer
ISBN-10 9781137377791
Release 2016-11-16
Pages 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.



Perception and Misperception in International Politics

Perception and Misperception in International Politics Author Robert Jervis
ISBN-10 9781400885114
Release 2017-05-02
Pages 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.



The Oxford Handbook of Political Psychology

The Oxford Handbook of Political Psychology Author Leonie Huddy
ISBN-10 9780199760107
Release 2013-09-19
Pages 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.



The Political Psychology of War Rape

The Political Psychology of War Rape Author Inger Skjelsbæk
ISBN-10 9781136620911
Release 2012-02-13
Pages 192
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This book provides a conceptual framework for understanding war rape and its impact, through empirical examination of the case of Bosnia. Providing a contextual understanding of sexual violence in war, and situating Bosnian war rape in relation to subsequent conflicts, the book offers a methodological outline of how sexual violence in war can be studied from a political-psychological perspective. It presents empirical findings from the field that show what war rape can entail in the aftermath of armed conflict for victims and their communities. Through its comprehensive approach to Bosnian experiences, the volume expands the conceptualization of victimhood and challenges the assumption that sexual violence is a particularly difficult theme to study because of victim silence. Rather, the author demonstrates there are many voices that can provide insight and understandings of war rape and its impact without having to compromise the safety and privacy of individual victims. Finally, the book shows the ways in which individual experiences of war rape are shaped by national and international discourses on gender, sexuality and politics. This book will be of interest to students of political psychology, war and conflict studies, European politics, ethnic conflict, politics and IR in general.



The Political Psychology of Women in U S Politics

The Political Psychology of Women in U S  Politics Author Angela L. Bos
ISBN-10 9781134831203
Release 2016-10-26
Pages 254
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The Political Psychology of Women in U.S. Politics is a comprehensive resource for students, researchers, and practitioners interested in women and politics. Highly original and drawing from the best available research in psychology and political science, this book is designed to summarize and extend interdisciplinary research that addresses how and why men and women differ as citizens, as political candidates, and as officeholders. The chapters in this volume are focused on differences in the political behavior and perceptions of men and women, yet the chapters also speak to broader topics within American politics – including political socialization, opinion formation, candidate emergence, and voting behavior. Broadly, this volume addresses the causes and consequences of women’s underrepresentation in American government. This book is the ideal resource for students and researchers of all levels interested in understanding the unique political experiences of diverse women, and the importance of rectifying the problem of gender disparities in American politics.



Thinking about Political Psychology

Thinking about Political Psychology Author James H. Kuklinski
ISBN-10 1139439200
Release 2002-03-04
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In this 2002 volume, political psychologists take a hard look at political psychology. They pose and then address, the kinds of tough questions that those outside the field would be inclined to ask and those inside should be able to answer satisfactorily. Not everyone will agree with the answers the authors provide and in some cases, the best an author can do is offer well-grounded speculations. Nonetheless, the chapters raise questions that will lead to an improved political psychology and will generate further discussion and research in the field. The individual chapters are organised around four themes. Part I tries to define political psychology and provides an overview of the field. Part II raises questions about theory and empirical methods in political psychology. Part III contains arguments ranging from the position that the field is too heavily psychological to the view that it is not psychological enough. Part IV considers how political psychologists might best connect individual-level mental processes to aggregate outcomes.



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
ISBN-10 9783319399645
Release 2016-08-25
Pages 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.



Reputation and International Politics

Reputation and International Politics Author Jonathan Mercer
ISBN-10 0801474892
Release 2010-06-30
Pages 248
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By approaching an important foreign policy issue from a new angle, Jonathan Mercer comes to a startling, controversial discovery: a nation's reputation is not worth fighting for. He presents a comprehensive examination of what defines a reputation, when it is likely to emerge in international politics, and with what consequences. Mercer examines reputation formation in a series of crises before World War I, testing competing arguments—one from deterrence theory, the other from social psychology—to see which better predicts and explains how reputations form. He extends his findings to address contemporary crises such as the Gulf War, and considers how culture, gender, and nuclear weapons affect reputation. Throughout history, wars have been fought in the name of reputation. Mercer rebuts this politically powerful argument, shows that reputations form differently than we thought, and offers policy advice to decision-makers.