Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Other Political Science Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Articles 1 - 30 of 81

Full-Text Articles in Other Political Science

Psychological Mechanisms Of Deliberative Transformation: The Role Of Group Identity, Luisa Maria Batalha, Simon Niemeyer, John S. Dryzek, John Gastil Apr 2019

Psychological Mechanisms Of Deliberative Transformation: The Role Of Group Identity, Luisa Maria Batalha, Simon Niemeyer, John S. Dryzek, John Gastil

Journal of Public Deliberation

Democratic deliberation has been shown to lead to shifts in people’s preferences for particular issues. The psychological mechanisms that underpin such shifts are not well understood. Against the backdrop of a deliberative forum we examined participants’ preferences for various types of political systems, how these preferences changed as deliberations proceeded and how the final preferences were associated with different levels of inclusiveness of a social identity. The results showed that at the end of the deliberations people’s preferences moved in the direction of satisfaction with the political system, and that this preference was positively associated with identification with ...


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 ...


Genocide Denial: Perpetuating Victimization And The Cycle Of Violence In Bosnia And Herzegovina (Bih), Genevieve Parent Oct 2016

Genocide Denial: Perpetuating Victimization And The Cycle Of Violence In Bosnia And Herzegovina (Bih), Genevieve Parent

Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal

The denial of the Armenian genocide led to devastating effects on both the individual and collective levels which in many cases were passed down to their descendants. In BiH, many of the facts are not denied per se but the interpretation is such that genocidal intent is denied. While some research has been done on the consequences of trauma among BiH survivors, no in-depth studies are found on the effects of denial on the survivors’ psychosocial well-being. This article aims to fill in the gaps based on in-depth-interviews carried out since 2011 in BiH, investigating the cognitive, affective and behavioral ...


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 ...


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.


American Graffiti: Musings On The Ground Zero Mosque, Editor Sep 2010

American Graffiti: Musings On The Ground Zero Mosque, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses reactions and parallels to a mosque proposed near the site of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in public discourse.


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.


To Think Nuclear, To Go Nuclear, Editor Apr 2010

To Think Nuclear, To Go Nuclear, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The article discusses three of the many psychological problematics about nuclear weapons, weapons employment, and war underlying the language of policies, programs, plans, treaties, and one’s support or rejection of them.


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.


The Psychology Of Intelligent Video Analysis, Editor Oct 2003

The Psychology Of Intelligent Video Analysis, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article examines issues surrounding software-enhanced video analysis in an intelligence context.


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.


Special Article. Creation Of Delusions, Karl Ericson Sep 2003

Special Article. Creation Of Delusions, Karl Ericson

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

At the age of 15 Dr. Karl Ericson was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. After electroshock and high doses of thorazine, he recovered enough to gain some insight into his condition and developed self-help methods for himself which were published in the Journal of Humanistic Psychology. Since then he has created a web site that combines his thoughts on politics, self-help, religion and philosophy and has written a preliminary online computer aided self-help program (3). Having suffered from delusions and paranoia, Dr. Ericson is acutely aware of delusions and paranoia in society and in political thinking. He published "Creation of Paranoia ...


Trends. The Political Psychology Of Deviance Regulation, Editor Jul 2003

Trends. The Political Psychology Of Deviance Regulation, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses deviation regulation in social context, commenting on the idea that deviance is intrinsic to us all.


Is Learned Helplessness Helpless? Political Language Of The Bush Administration, Editor Jun 2003

Is Learned Helplessness Helpless? Political Language Of The Bush Administration, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article critiques the notion that the Bush administration has effectively pursued its policy prescriptions through public language that induces learned helplessness among United States citizens.


Trends. A Case For Less Powerful Nuclear Warheads, Editor Jun 2003

Trends. A Case For Less Powerful Nuclear Warheads, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article considers the strategic and political implications of developing less powerful nuclear warheads.


Trends. Intelligence, Iraqi Weapons Of Mass Destruction, And Anchoring Effects, Editor Jun 2003

Trends. Intelligence, Iraqi Weapons Of Mass Destruction, And Anchoring Effects, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The anchoring effect involves the biasing of estimates based on previous beliefs. The author discusses the presence or absence of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction (WMD) given this anchoring effect.


The Life And Death Of Saddam And Osama, Editor May 2003

The Life And Death Of Saddam And Osama, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

A version of this article appears in the May 5, 2003 issue of the United States publication, Newsday.

The author compares the impacts and legacies of Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden.


Trends. Where’S The Person In Personality? The Personality Of Politicians., Editor Apr 2003

Trends. Where’S The Person In Personality? The Personality Of Politicians., Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses whether personality assessments of politicians can be practically relevant for members of the body politic.


Special Article. A Statement On The Iraq War From Psychologists For Social Responsibility: Sense And Nonsense, Editor Apr 2003

Special Article. A Statement On The Iraq War From Psychologists For Social Responsibility: Sense And Nonsense, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article identifies problematic attributions in a statement by Psychologists for Social Responsibility on the United States-led military intervention in Iraq.


Trends. After The Deluge: Psychology And Post-Totalitarianism, Editor Apr 2003

Trends. After The Deluge: Psychology And Post-Totalitarianism, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses the psychological impacts – both positive and negative - of the transition from totalitarian rule in Iraq following the US-led military intervention against Saddam Hussein’s regime.


The Psychology Of Behavioral Prediction And War, Editor Apr 2003

The Psychology Of Behavioral Prediction And War, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes recent social cognition research bearing on the psychology of behavioral prediction that may have implications for wartime decision making.


National Security, Child Development, And Intelligence On Intelligence, Editor Apr 2003

National Security, Child Development, And Intelligence On Intelligence, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article provides a perspective on child development as a national security Issue, efforts to facilitate optimal child development, and the construct of intelligence as an indicator of child development.


Ideology Watch: Television As A Source Of Violence, Editor Apr 2003

Ideology Watch: Television As A Source Of Violence, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article provides a commentary on a commonly accepted belief about the causal relationship between viewing televised violence and the viewer’s violent behavior.


A Profile Of National Leader Profiles And The Social Construction Of The Self: An Example Of Information Warfare, Editor Mar 2003

A Profile Of National Leader Profiles And The Social Construction Of The Self: An Example Of Information Warfare, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article hypothesizes some implications of the social construction of the self for the construction of personality profiles of national leaders and their employment in information warfare.


Trends. Group Psychology And War Planning, Editor Mar 2003

Trends. Group Psychology And War Planning, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses the importance of group dynamics and mood in a war setting.


Trends. Geropsychology And Global Security, Editor Mar 2003

Trends. Geropsychology And Global Security, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses how to evaluate whether national leaders, as senior citizens, can be considered the best and brightest, and the possible role for cognitive stimulation.


A Psychologist’S View On And From Iraq, Kelly Anthony - Psychology Department / Wesleyan University Feb 2003

A Psychologist’S View On And From Iraq, Kelly Anthony - Psychology Department / Wesleyan University

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses her personal experiences in Iraq in early 2003. Opposed to what she considered "a groundless war and to destructive and largely ineffective sanctions," she saw her trip as an opportunity to observe the social psychological impact of the aforementioned actions on the Iraqi people.


The “Politically Motivated” Defense: An Example From Paraguay, Editor Feb 2003

The “Politically Motivated” Defense: An Example From Paraguay, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes and analyzes the construct of a specific defense strategy employed by political leaders against allegations of wrongdoing.