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The Impact Of Student Political Identity Over The Course Of An Online Controversial Issue Discussion, Christopher H. Clark Oct 2018

The Impact Of Student Political Identity Over The Course Of An Online Controversial Issue Discussion, Christopher H. Clark

Democracy and Education

As civic educators become increasingly concerned about polarized political environments, researchers have begun explore the ramifications of contentious political discourse on young people. Through a quantitative analysis of data gathered from two rural, Midwestern schools, this study provides evidence that the degree to which a student socially identifies with a political party is influential over the course of an online discussion. Strength of identification was associated with students’ relative amount of knowledge for and against their position on a controversial issue and with the types of contributions students made to the online forum.


The Psychopolitics Of Taboo, Editor Jun 2018

The Psychopolitics Of Taboo, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article explores the construct of taboo within the contexts of human psychology and politics.


Happiness Index Methodology, Laura Musikanski, Scott Cloutier, Erica Bejarano, Davi Briggs, Julia Colbert, Gracie Strasser, Steven Russell Jan 2017

Happiness Index Methodology, Laura Musikanski, Scott Cloutier, Erica Bejarano, Davi Briggs, Julia Colbert, Gracie Strasser, Steven Russell

Journal of Social Change

The Happiness Index is a comprehensive survey instrument that assesses happiness, well-being, and aspects of sustainability and resilience. The Happiness Alliance developed the Happiness Index to provide a survey instrument to community organizers, researchers, and others seeking to use a subjective well-being index and data. It is the only instrument of its kind freely available worldwide and translated into over ten languages. This instrument can be used to measure satisfaction with life and the conditions of life. It can also be used to define income inequality, trust in government, sense of community and other aspects of well-being within specific demographics ...


Happiness In Communities: How Neighborhoods, Cities And States Use Subjective Well-Being Metrics, Laura Musikanski, Carl Polley, Scott Cloutier, Erica Berejnoi, Julia Colbert Jan 2017

Happiness In Communities: How Neighborhoods, Cities And States Use Subjective Well-Being Metrics, Laura Musikanski, Carl Polley, Scott Cloutier, Erica Berejnoi, Julia Colbert

Journal of Social Change

This essay, the fourth and last of a series published by the Journal of Social Change, is intended as a tool for community organizers, local policy makers, researchers, students and others to incorporate subjective well-being indicators into their measurements and management of happiness and well-being in their communities, for policy purposes, for research and for other purposes. It provides case studies of community-based efforts in five different regions (São Paulo, Brazil; Bristol, United Kingdom; Melbourne, Australia; Creston, British Columbia, Canada; and Vermont, United States) that either developed their own subjective well-being index or used the Happiness Alliance’s survey instrument ...


Fourth Time's The Charm?: Modeling A Psychologically-Based Peace Iv Program In Northern Ireland, Cailin A. Rogers Jun 2013

Fourth Time's The Charm?: Modeling A Psychologically-Based Peace Iv Program In Northern Ireland, Cailin A. Rogers

The Macalester Review

Abstract: Social conflict has consumed Northern Ireland for centuries. The relationship between Catholic Nationalists and Protestant Loyalists has proved difficult to reconcile–current policy approaches have been unable to attain peace. This paper seeks to explore the gaps in policy created by ignoring the important distinction between the social identities Nationalists and Loyalists have created and which they continue to perpetuate. This paper examines Social identity theory in context of Northern Ireland and applies the psychology of disparate community identities to current policies and trends in Northern Ireland to suggest reasons for a lack of progress towards peace. Unfortunately, contemporary ...


Do "Suicide Bombers" Really Commit Suicide?, Israel Oron Jul 2012

Do "Suicide Bombers" Really Commit Suicide?, Israel Oron

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

By Israel Oron (Ostre), Ph.D., Psychologist, National Program for Suicide Prevention, Ministry of Health, Israel, and The Department for Psychology, Health and Ethics/ University of Haifa, Israel.

[Dr. Oron (Ostre) was formerly Psychologist, Behavior Section/The Department of Criminal Investigations & Intelligence, Israel Police HQ].

This article applies a psychological approach to explore and to explain the behavior of Palestinian terrorists who blow themselves up in the light of their own words. It is shown that terrorists have no suicidal intent; hence, their behavior is not an act of suicide. Psychological analysis point to a behavioral reaction to stress situations that are perceived as threatening to survival, which could account for the lethal activity of the Palestinian terrorists. These findings suggest that such terrorists could be deterred if an appropriate alternative for their lives was available to them.


Psychological Assessment: What Will The Future Bring?, Editor Jun 2011

Psychological Assessment: What Will The Future Bring?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the (de)valuation of psychological assessment from various perspectives.


The Name Game As Blame Game: The Domodedovo Terrorist Bombing, Editor Jan 2011

The Name Game As Blame Game: The Domodedovo Terrorist Bombing, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the relevance of blame in the context of terrorism.


The Yemen Narrative: Cargo Cults And Cargo Security, Editor Nov 2010

The Yemen Narrative: Cargo Cults And Cargo Security, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author gives a psychological perspective on the security of aviation cargo shipments.


Memory And True Lies, Editor Oct 2010

Memory And True Lies, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the concept of memory, its relation to culture, and three hypothetical phenomena associated with it.


Giving Foot The Boot: Right Or Wrong?, Editor Oct 2010

Giving Foot The Boot: Right Or Wrong?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The article examines philosopher Philippa Foot’s famous conundrum – The Trolley Problem.


The Strange Fruit Of 9/11, Editor Sep 2010

The Strange Fruit Of 9/11, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the 9/11/2001 terrorist attacks and the larger psychological narrative and context of the attacks. Stoicism is considered as a viable response.


Counterterrorism Intelligence Analysis: Language As Threat, Vulnerability, And Risk, Editor Jul 2010

Counterterrorism Intelligence Analysis: Language As Threat, Vulnerability, And Risk, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the role of language in describing possible membership in or connection to al Qaeda.


Stanley Mcchrystal, Felix Dzerzhinsky, Jérôme Kerviel: Are We All Ciphers?, Editor Jun 2010

Stanley Mcchrystal, Felix Dzerzhinsky, Jérôme Kerviel: Are We All Ciphers?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article examines the fall of United States (US) Army General Stanley McChrystal, and the concepts of the self and identity.


An Update On Suicide Terrorism, Editor Jun 2010

An Update On Suicide Terrorism, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author considers the potential moral and ethical merits of suicide and suicide terrorism from a historical and philosophical perspective.


Sea Cruise: Israelis And Palestinians Drowning In Water Sport, Editor Jun 2010

Sea Cruise: Israelis And Palestinians Drowning In Water Sport, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The article discusses differing Israeli and Palestinian narratives in regards to the deaths of 9 people during an Israeli blockade of Hamas-controlled Gaza.


Are We All On The M Squad? Murdering Schoolchildren In China, Editor May 2010

Are We All On The M Squad? Murdering Schoolchildren In China, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the phenomena of violent attacks against schoolchildren in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), and its relevance to political psychologists.


The Word On Terrorism Threat As Terrorism Threat, Editor May 2010

The Word On Terrorism Threat As Terrorism Threat, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses terrorism (and terms associated with it), considering the social rhetoric surrounding the terms as well as other potential meanings. The constraints of the words used to define these terms of terror are considered.


Under The Volcano: Emergency Management And The Eyjafjallajokull Eruptions, Editor May 2010

Under The Volcano: Emergency Management And The Eyjafjallajokull Eruptions, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull eruptions that began on April 14th, 2010 have exemplified challenges for transportation in a world of globalization, and ever-present need for preparation for emergencies.


The Politics Of Immigration: A Representation Of The Unconscious Mind, Editor Apr 2010

The Politics Of Immigration: A Representation Of The Unconscious Mind, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the concept of an illegal immigrant from different psychological perspectives.


Terrorism And The Law: Show Trials And Why The Show Must Go On, Editor Apr 2010

Terrorism And The Law: Show Trials And Why The Show Must Go On, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the nature and meaning of terrorism trials during the United States’ war on terror.


The Psychology Of Female Suicide Terrorism: Context And A Partial, Annotated Bibliography, Editor Apr 2010

The Psychology Of Female Suicide Terrorism: Context And A Partial, Annotated Bibliography, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author examines the phenomena of female suicide in the context of terrorism, and the reasons women suicide, examining selected sources on the topic.


Annals Of Psychological Warfare: How To Induce Panic, Editor Mar 2010

Annals Of Psychological Warfare: How To Induce Panic, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the phenomenon of panic in a wartime setting because of psychological warfare, as well as in other settings.


The Birds And The Bees: Sex And Personnel Security, Editor Mar 2010

The Birds And The Bees: Sex And Personnel Security, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses gender identity and sexual activity as they relate to security personnel in the context of espionage.


Book Review: The Psychological Origins Of Institutionalized Torture, Editor Apr 2005

Book Review: The Psychological Origins Of Institutionalized Torture, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author reviewed Mika Haritos-Fatouros’s book The psychological origins of institutionalized torture, commenting on torture itself and how it relates to the human condition.


Psychological And Sociopolitical Factors Contributing To The Creation Of The Iraqi Torturers: A Human Rights Issue, Mika Haritos-Fatouros Feb 2005

Psychological And Sociopolitical Factors Contributing To The Creation Of The Iraqi Torturers: A Human Rights Issue, Mika Haritos-Fatouros

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article was written by Dr. Mika Haritos-Fatouros, Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessalonica, Greece.

She discusses the human rights context of torture in Abu Ghraib from a political psychological perspective.


Lewdness, Sex, And Terrorism, Editor Dec 2003

Lewdness, Sex, And Terrorism, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the idea of punishing supervisory personnel of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for sexual behavior.


Terrorism, Hostages, And Stockholm Syndrome, Editor Nov 2003

Terrorism, Hostages, And Stockholm Syndrome, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article critiques the construct of Stockholm syndrome as a viable explanation of hostage psychology in the context of a terrorist operation.


Identifying Terrorist Motivation And Psychopolitical Impediments To The War On Terrorism, Editor Oct 2003

Identifying Terrorist Motivation And Psychopolitical Impediments To The War On Terrorism, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article illustrates how the psychopolitics of public discourse on motives of terrorists can impede successful antiterrorism programs.


Counteracting Anti-United States Government Images In The Muslim World, Editor Oct 2003

Counteracting Anti-United States Government Images In The Muslim World, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The Muslim World is both a social construct and a phenomenological concept—without geographical boundaries. But United States Government (USG) efforts to counteract USG negative images perceived by denizens of the Muslim World seem to be addressing the space-time of geography but not the social and phenomenological elements from which these images spring.