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The psychology of politics.

Hans Jurgen Eysenck

The psychology of politics.

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Published by Routledge and Kegan Paul in London .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL15150898M
ISBN 100710013531
OCLC/WorldCa644821627

Psychobiographies draw inferences from personal, social and political development, starting from childhood, to understand behavior patterns that can be implemented to predict decision-making motives and strategies. According to this view, terrorists are political utility maximizers. Group form and stability is based upon several variables; size, structure, the purpose that the group serves, group development and influences upon a group. In addition, the criminal justice system tends to dehumanize defendants, making them "less than human and thus not deserving of moral consideration.

The Liberal Mind is the first book to explain how modern liberal collectivism undermines the legal and moral foundations of ordered liberty. They are also subject to cognitive dissonance—meaning that false memories are sometimes created in order to ensure psychic consistency. The influence of conformity in groups[ edit ] The application of conformity is key for understanding group influence in political behaviour. An example of political conflict would involve state aggression such as war.

The Profiler-Plus is a computer system used to code spontaneous interview answers for seven major characteristics; need for power, cognitive complexity, task-interpersonal emphasis, self-confidence, locus of control, distrust of others, and ethnocentrism. Bob Altemeyer deconstructed the authoritarian personality using trait analysis. This is because of their psychological mechanism designed since ancestral times. Then came the influential book, Handbook of Political Psychology, by Jeanne Knutson who drew from disciplines such as sociology, psychology, and political science to create a work that encompassed the whole field of political psychology and clarified its development as a psychological discipline. One of the main goals of the psychology of politics is to set up general rules of behavior in order to help explain and predict various events that can take place under different circumstances.


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The psychology of politics. book

These studies are concerned with the various social formations among politicians such as coalitions. Godsey starts his analysis with the premise that "most of the injustice in the criminal justice system results from the actions of good people, not the really bad apples. He suggested in Great Society that recognition of such processes could help to build a more functional humanity.

Although political behavior is governed and represented by a leader the consequential influence of the leader largely depends upon the context in which they are placed and in which type of political climate they are running.

Freud and Bullitt developed the first psychobiographical explanation to how the personality characteristics of U. Experts, Godsey points out, are often told who did it, and then asked for confirmation.

Activity[ edit ] As an activity to better understand how emotions are used in political psychology and its effects on the public, listen to these famous speeches by political leaders to see if you can determine which emotion they are seeking to envoke. Studies have been carried out into influential political figures such as Hitler and Churchill.

Etheredge proposed the importance of the traits; "dominance", "interpersonal trust", "self-esteem" and "introversion-extroversion", in leadership views and policy shaping.

Philosopher Herbert Marcuse — opened up issues concerning freedom and authority in his book, Reason and Revolution: Hegel and the Rise of Social Theorywhere he suggested groups compromise on individual rights. Frameworks for assessing personality[ edit ] The authoritarian personality[ edit ] The authoritarian personality is a syndrome theory that was developed by the researchers AdornoFrenkel-BrunswickLevinson and Sanford at The University of California.

He seeks to rescue these factual findings from the obscurity of technical journals and present them in a more accessible form. Why the liberal mind believes in the irrational principles of the liberal agenda -- and what it takes to effect a cure.

Next, Eysenck relates these principles to the system of personality structure which for many years formed the main focus of research activity at the Institute of Psychiatry in London.

Get this book early on in your academic career and keep it on hand to consult as you write research papers, literature reviews, lab reportand other writing assignments. Barber suggested that leadership personality comprised three dimensions; "character", "world view", and "style".

Shutz's " Fundamental interpersonal relations orientation " theory suggests that groups satisfy the need for control, intimacy and inclusion. However, in the case of leadership assessment this test is more difficult to implement therefore more applicable tests are often used such as content analysis of speeches and interviews.

An example of political conflict would involve state aggression such as war. These four distinctions suggest that people demonstrate traits to varying degrees, and further that there is a difference between individual and common traits to be recognized within a society.Buy Society, Politics & Psychology at WHSmith.

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Issues addressed include: How powerful are the media in shaping political beliefs/judgment? How has this power changed in recent years? Mar 01,  · In writing The Psychology of Politics, Hans Eysenck had two aims in mind: to write a book about modern developments in the field of attitude studies which would be intelligible to the layman; and one that would integrate into one consistent theoretical system a large number of contributions on the topic from different fields/5(8).

The Make Me Smart book club on the psychology of politics and religion into moral psychology, arguing that our politics are driven by something in us that’s primal, genetic, and possibly.