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Political Psychology

A Social Psychological Approach

Hewer, Christopher J. / Lyons, Evanthia (Editor)

BPS Textbooks in Psychology (Series Nr. 1)

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1. Edition November 2018
376 Pages, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-118-92933-9
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A research-based guide to political psychology that is filled with critical arguments from noted experts

Political Psychology is solidly grounded in empirical research and critical arguments. The text puts the emphasis on alternative approaches to psychological enquiry that challenge our traditional assumptions about the world. With contributions from an international panel of experts, the text contains a meaningful exchange of ideas that draw on the disciplines of social psychology, sociology, history, media studies and philosophy. This important text offers a broader understanding of the different intellectual positions that academics may take towards political psychology.

Comprehensive in scope Political Psychology provides a historical context to the subject and offers a critical history of common research methods. The contributors offer insight on political thought in psychology, the politics of psychological language, narrating as political action, political decision-making and much more. This important text:
* Offers contributions from a panel of international experts on the topic
* Includes a review of some political ideas associated with the work of Karl Marx, Erich Fromm, R.D. Laing, Michel Foucault and others
* Presents information on prejudice, stereotypes and discrimination in the context of mass migration
* Reviews a wide range of relevant topics such as identity, social exclusion and foreign policy and more
* Contains questions for group debate and discussion at the end of each chapter

Written for academics and students of political psychology, Political Psychology is a comprehensive resource that includes contributions from experts in a variety of fields and disciplines.

List of Contributors xv

Preface xx

CHAPTER 1 Some Historical and Philosophical Considerations 1

Christopher J. Hewer

CHAPTER 2 A Critical History of Research Methods 28

Ron Roberts and Christopher J. Hewer

CHAPTER 3 From Alienation to Estrangement: Political Thought and Psychology 54

Ron Roberts

CHAPTER 4 The Politics of Psychological Language: Discourse and Rhetoric 73

Simon Locke

CHAPTER 5 Identity 93

Christopher J. Hewer and Evanthia Lyons

CHAPTER 6 Narrating as Political Action 114

Brian Schiff

CHAPTER 7 Connecting Social Exclusion and Agency: Social Class Matters 134

Sarah Jay, Orla Muldoon, and Caroline Howarth

CHAPTER 8 Migration 152

Spyridoula Ntani, Artemis M. Griva, and Xenia Chryssochoou

CHAPTER 9 Political Decision-Making 168

Jack S. Levy

CHAPTER 10 Foreign Policy and Identity 189

Emma O'Dwyer

CHAPTER 11 Social Memory and the Collective Past 207

Christopher J. Hewer

CHAPTER 12 Crowds, Social Identities, and the Shaping of Everyday Social Relations 231

Fergus G. Neville and Stephen D. Reicher

CHAPTER 13 State Militarism and International Conflict 253

Stephen Gibson

CHAPTER 14 Social Influence and Malevolent Authority: Obedience Revisited 271

Ron Roberts

CHAPTER 15 Intergroup Conflict, Peace, and Reconciliation 292

J. Christopher Cohrs, Johanna R. Vollhardt, and Shelley McKeown

References 313

Index 349
Christopher J. Hewer is Senior Lecturer in Social and Political Psychology at Kingston University, London where he teaches critical social psychology and the psychology of art and film. His research interests focus on collective memory, shifting memorialization and forgetting in cultural discourse.

Evanthia Lyons is Head of School and Professor of Social and Political Psychology at Kingston University, London, UK. Her research focuses on people's understanding of political processes and the factors that influence their engagement in conventional and unconventional political actions.