- About the Contributors
- Introduction: Theoretical Foundations of Political Psychology
- Personality Approaches to Political Behavior
- Childhood and Adult Political Development
- Degrees of Rationality in Politics
- Behavioral Decision-Making
- Emotion and Political Psychology
- Toward an Evolutionarily Informed Political Psychology
- Genetic Foundations of Political Behavior
- Political Rhetoric
- Psychology and Foreign Policy Decision-Making
- Perceptions and Image Theory in International Relations
- Threat Perception in International Relations
- Crisis Management
- Personality Profiles of Political Elites
- Psychobiography: “the Child is Father of the man”
- Conflict Analysis and Resolution
- Political Information Processing
- Political Communication: Form and Consequence of the Information Environment
- Political Ideology
- Social Justice
- Networks, Interdependence, and Social Influence in Politics
- Political Deliberation
- From Group Identity to Political Cohesion and Commitment
- Social Movements and the Dynamics of Collective Action
- Prejudice and Politics
- Migration and Multiculturalism
- Discrimination <i>Conditions, Consequences, and “Cures”</i>
- The Psychology of Intractable Conflicts: Eruption, Escalation, and Peacemaking
Abstract and Keywords
The chapter offers an overview and critical reflections on current approaches to the study of emotion and politics, highlighting both conceptual challenges and possibilities for integration. Approaches vary in the number of focal emotions and in how they differentiate among emotions or closely related “families” of emotion. The chapter reviews the antecedents and functions that have been posited to distinguish a number of common emotional states. It also surveys rapidly accumulating evidence of the myriad ways in which emotions influence attention, decision-making, attitudes, and action in the realm of politics. The chapter concludes with reflections on issues of theoretical testing and measurement, as well as on promising paths forward in the study of emotion and political psychology.
Ted Brader is Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan and Research Professor in the Center for Political Studies at the Institute for Social Research. He is the author of Campaigning for Hearts and Minds and currently serves as Associate Principal Investigator for the American National Election Studies and Associate Principal Investigator for Time-sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences. His research focuses on the role of emotions in politics, political partisanship, media effects on public opinion, and other topics in political psychology. He serves on the Governing Council of the International Society of Political Psychology and has served on the editorial board for the journal, Political Psychology.
George E. Marcus is Professor of Political Science at Williams College. He, with his colleagues, have written a number of books, among them, Political Tolerance and American Democracy, With Malice Toward Some: How People Make Civil Liberties Judgments, Affective Intelligence and Political Judgment. He is also the author of The Sentimental Citizen and Political Psychology: Neuroscience, Genes, and Politics. He has published in many journals of the political science and has received grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Sloan Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation, and a held a residency at the Rockefeller Foundation Center in Bellagio, Italy.
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