The Oxford Handbook of Political Psychology (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780199760107

Leonie Huddy; David O. Sears; Jack S. Levy
1008 ページ
174 x 247 mm
Oxford Handbooks in Political Science and International Relations

Political psychology applies what is known about human psychology to the study of politics. It examines how, for example, 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 such questions as: how does personality affect leadership style? What are the origins of racial prejudice? How does violent communal conflict originate? 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.


1. Introduction: Theoretical Foundations of Political Psychology
Leonie Huddy, David O. Sears, and Jack S. Levy
Theoretical Approaches
2. Personality Approaches to Political Behavior
Gian Vittorio Caprara and Michele Vecchione
3. Childhood and Adult Political Development
David O. Sears and Christia Brown
4. Rational Choice Theory and Political Psychology
Dennis Chong
5. Behavioral Decision Making
David P. Redlawsk and Richard R. Lau
6. Emotion and Political Psychology
Ted Brader and George E. Marcus
7. Towards an Evolutionarily Informed Political Psychology
Jim Sidanius and Robert Kurzban
8. Genetic Foundations of Political Behavior
Carolyn L. Funk
9. Political Rhetoric
Susan Condor, Cristian Tileag?, and Michael Billig
International Relations
10. Psychology and Foreign Policy Decision-Making
Jack S. Levy
11. Perceptions and Image Theory in International Relations
Richard K. Herrmann
12. Threat Perception in International Relations
Janice Gross Stein
13. Crisis Management
Stephen Benedict Dyson and Paul 'T Hart
14. Personality Profiles of Political Elites
David G. Winter
15. Psychobiography: "
Jerrold M. Post
16. Conflict Analysis and Resolution
Ronald J. Fisher, Herbert C. Kelman, and Susan Allen Nan
Mass Political Behavior
17. Political Information Processing
Charles S. Taber and Everett Young
18. Political Communication: Form and Consequence of the
Information Environment
Nicholas A. Valentino and Yioryos Nardis
19. Political Ideology
Stanley Feldman
20. Social Justice
Tom R. Tyler and Jojanneke van der Toorn
21. Networks, Interdependence, and Social Influence in Politics
Robert Huckfeldt, Jeffery J. Mondak, Matthew Hayes,
Matthew T. Pietryka, and Jack Reilly
22. Political Deliberation
C. Daniel Myers and Tali Mendelberg
Intergroup Relations
23. From Group Identity to Political Cohesion and Commitment
Leonie Huddy
24. Social Movements and the Dynamics of Collective Action
Bert Klandermans and Jacquelien van Stekelenburg
25. Prejudice and Politics
Donald R. Kinder
26. Migration and Multiculturalism
Eva G.T. Green and Christian Staerkle
27. Discrimination: Conditions, Consequences and 'Cures'
Ananthi Al Ramiah and Miles Hewstone
28. The Psychology of Intractable Conflicts: Eruption,
Escalation and Peacemaking
Daniel Bar-Tal and Eran Halperin


David O. Sears is Professor of Psychology and Political Science and Director of the Institute for Social Science Research, UCLA. Leonie Huddy is Associate Professor of Political Science at Stony Brook University. Jack S. Levy is Board of Governors' Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University