- Series: Oxford Handbooks
- Paperback: 832 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press (July 31, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 019516220X
- ISBN-13: 978-0195162202
- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 1.9 x 6.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,494,048 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"At no time in history has understanding the psychological sources of political behavior been more important than today. Fortunately, during the last half-century, a tremendous amount of exciting research has conducted psychological analyses of a range of important political phenomena, from intergroup conflict to international relations to public opinion and elections and much more. Featuring an all-star cast of editors and authors, this volume does a terrific job of capturing the breadth, energy, and vitality of political psychology today. Their thoughtful reviews of the literature will no doubt set the course for the most important new work in the future."--Jon A. Krosnik, Professor of Psychology and Political Science, Ohio State University
"Reading the landmark Oxford Handbook of Political Psychology one sees that political psychology, as a distinct sub-discipline, has truly come of age. From the sprightly introduction by editors David Sears, Leonie Huddy, and Robert Jervis to the brilliant epilogue by Robert Lane, the volume is aglow with fascinating theory and data. The information is current, comprehensive, and accessible. This will certainly serve for some years to come as the primary reference source in political psychology for students and scholars throughout the social sciences." --Professor Faye J Crosby, University of California, Santa Cruz
"No student of political psychology can afford not to own this authoritative, state-of-the-art, distillation of this important field."--Fred Greenstein, Princeton University
"An extremely valuable resource to faculty and students who teach and conduct research on political psychology. It provides a detailed overview of the history and current state of knowledge of the many niches of political psychological inquiry and contains a vast store of up-to-date bibliographic information." --Laura Stoker, University of California at Berkeley
"This is the first handbook of political psychology to be commissioned by the main International Society of Political Psychology since the 1986 review volume edited by M. G. Hermann. The editors and authors have responded with high quality, up-to-date reviews both of classical topics (e.g., conflict resolution, personality and politics, persuasive communication) and of newly fashionable topics (e.g., evolutionary approaches, genocide, gender effects). Students and their teachers will mine its individual gems for decades and will find that the Handbook defines what has been done, what is being done, and even what will be done in political psychology."-William J. McGuire, Yale University
"With 21 concise chapters on topics ranging from the nature of emotions to the dynamics of international conflict, the Handbook takes stock of the discipline, sets the agenda for the next generation of research, and makes a compelling case for the continuing relevance of psychology to the study of politics and society." --Dennis Chong, Northwestern University
About the Author
David O. Sears is Professor of Psychology and Political Science and Director of the Institute for Social Science Research, UCLA. Leonie Huddy is Associate Professor of Political Science at Stony Brook University. Robert Jervis is Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Politics, Columbia University.
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Update (Feb 2011): I understand a second edition is in the works, but I'm not sure when it will be published.
My intention, as a Masters student in Social Psychology, is to see if this book serves as a good basis for a possible Ph.D later on, as the university in the Netherlands where I'm currently studying does not present a similar course. This well written book has served as a good source of inspiration on which one would want to delve further in this interesting field. If there is anyone out there with similar interests, I would strongly advise you to get hold of this book. On the surface it looks intimidating and hard to wrestle through, but is written very comprehensively and is an easy and (very) intersting read.