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The Psychology of Political Behavior in a Time of Change (1st ed. 2020)

By: Rabin, Joan S.(Edited by) Sinnott, Jan D.(Edited by)

Part of the Identity in a Changing World series
3030382699 / 9783030382698
Published 25/09/2020
155 x 235 mm 635 pages, 5 Illustrations, color; 1 Illustrations, black and white; XIV, 635 p. 6 illus., 5 illus.
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This volume seeks to add a unique perspective on the complex relationship between psychology and politics, focusing on three analytical points of view: 1) psychology, politics, and complex thought, 2) bio/psycho/social factors of masculinity and power, and 3) underlying factors in political behavior.

Contributors examine recent political events worldwide through a psychological lens, using interdisciplinary approaches to seek a deeper understanding of contemporary political ideas, psychologies, and behaviors.

Finally, the book offers suggestions for surviving and thriving during rapid political change. Among the topics discussed:Biopsychological factors of political beliefs and behaviorsUnderstanding political polarization through a cognitive lensImpact of psychological processes on voter decision makingMotivations for believing in conspiracy theoriesNonverbal cues in leadershipAuthoritarian responses to social changeThe Psychology of Political Behavior in a Time of Change is a timely and insightful volume for students and researchers in psychology, political science, gender studies, business and marketing, and sociology, as well as those working in applied settings: practitioners, government workers, NGOs, corporate organizations.


JMG Psychology of gender, JMM Physiological & neuro-psychology, biopsychology, JMS The self, ego, identity, personality, JPA Political science & theory

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