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African-American Political Psychology

Identity, Opinion, and Action in the Post-Civil Rights Era

  • Tasha S. Philpot
  • Ismail K. White

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction Defining African-American Political Psychology

    1. Tasha S. Philpot, Ismail K. White
      Pages 1-8
  3. The History of African-American Political Psychology Research in two Disciplines

  4. Contemporary Issues in the Psychology of Black Identity

  5. Contemporary Issues in the Psychology of Black Political Attitudes and Behavior

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 201-246

About this book


This volume addresses questions such as: How do the unique experiences of Blacks in America influence their political psychology? What are the psychological mechanisms underlying Blacks' orientation toward politics and can these mechanisms help account for observed differences in Black political attitudes and behavior?


civil rights political science politics

Editors and affiliations

  • Tasha S. Philpot
    • 1
  • Ismail K. White
    • 2
  1. 1.University of TexasAustinUSA
  2. 2.The Ohio State UniversityUSA

About the editors

TASHA PHILPOT Associate Professor in the Department of Government at University of Texas at Austin, USA.
ISMAIL WHITE Assistant Professor of Political Science at Ohio State University, USA.

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" African-American Political Psychology is part of the new research agenda in Black politics, providing broader theoretical structure for the study of Black public opinion and introducing methodological innovations for a more complicated, post-civil rights racial world." - Katherine Tate, University of California, Irvine