The Psychology of Political Behavior in a Time of Change
(1st ed. 2020)
Part of the Identity in a Changing World series
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.