© 2002

The Social Psychology of Politics

  • Victor C. Ottati
  • R. Scott Tindale
  • John Edwards
  • Fred B. Bryant
  • Linda Health
  • Daniel C. O’Connell
  • Yolanda Suarez-Balzacar
  • Emil J. Posavac

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. The Psychological Determinants of Candidate Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Victor C. Ottati, Robert S. Wyer, Megan Deiger, David Houston
      Pages 3-28
    3. Leonie Huddy, Theresa Capelos
      Pages 29-53
    4. Linda M. Isbell, Victor C. Ottati
      Pages 55-74
    5. Victor C. Ottati, Megan Deiger
      Pages 75-87
    6. Daniel C. O’Connell, Sabine Kowal
      Pages 89-103
  3. Political Psychology and Public Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Linda J. Skitka, Elizabeth Mullen
      Pages 107-134
    3. Leonard A. Jason, Renee R. Taylor, Judith A. Richman
      Pages 157-172
  4. Collective Political Action: Intra- and Intergroup Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Christine M. Smith, Polly J. Diven
      Pages 175-192
    3. Dominic Abrams, Georgina Randsley de Moura
      Pages 193-214
    4. Tatsuya Kameda, Lorne Hulbert, R. Scott Tindale
      Pages 215-240
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 241-244

About this book


Early studies of political behavior examined the sociological, attitudinal, and rational determinants of political behavior. However, none of these approaches provided a descriptive model of how people process political information and make political decisions under naturalistic conditions that involve limited cognitive capacity and motivation. Fortunately, contemporary approaches within the field of political psychology have begun to address these concerns. Inspired by recent advances in the area of social psychology, researchers are rapidly developing more realistic and detailed models of the psychological process that determines political judgements and behavior. Early attempts to merely predict political behavior have been replaced by an attempt to describe the actual process whereby individuals gather, interpret, exchange, and combine information to arrive at a political judgement or decision. This volume provides comprehensive coverage of this pioneering era of research in political psychology.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Victor C. Ottati
    • 1
  • R. Scott Tindale
    • 1
  • John Edwards
    • 1
  • Fred B. Bryant
    • 1
  • Linda Health
    • 1
  • Daniel C. O’Connell
    • 1
  • Yolanda Suarez-Balzacar
    • 1
  • Emil J. Posavac
    • 1
  1. 1.Loyola University of ChicagoChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Social Psychology of Politics
  • Editors Victor C. Ottati
    R. Scott Tindale
    John Edwards
    Fred B. Bryant
    Linda Heath
    Yolanda Suarez-Balcazar
    Emil J. Posavac
  • Series Title Social Psychological Applications to Social Issues
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-46723-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-5136-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4615-0569-3
  • Series ISSN 1571-3091
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 244
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Personality and Social Psychology
    Cognitive Psychology
    Sociology, general
    Political Science
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