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The Psychology of Civic Learning

Michael X. Delli Carpini

in The Political Psychology of Democratic Citizenship

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195335453
eISBN:
9780199893904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335453.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Citizen knowledge is important to the democratic polity, being related to, among other things, political tolerance and efficacy, political participation, and the ability to consistently connect ... More


Getting It Right, Making It Easy, and Validating Our Partisan Commitments: A Motivational Theory of Political Judgment

Howard G. Lavine, Christopher D. Johnston, and Marco R. Steenbergen

in The Ambivalent Partisan: How Critical Loyalty Promotes Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199772759
eISBN:
9780199979622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772759.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

This chapter provides a detailed discussion of a theoretical model underlying the ambivalent partisan. The key motivational concepts of “least effort,” “sufficiency,” “belief perseverance,” and ... More


Political Cognition as Social Cognition: Are We All Political Sophisticates?

Darren Schreiber

in The Affect Effect: Dynamics of Emotion in Political Thinking and Behavior

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226574417
eISBN:
9780226574431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226574431.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter, which introduces Aristotle's arguments about human nature and Niccolo Machiavelli's thoughts about how human intelligence developed with the need to be more politically astute than ... More


Gendering of Health Care Reform

in Dangerous Frames: How Ideas about Race and Gender Shape Public Opinion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226902364
eISBN:
9780226902388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226902388.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines how the 1993–1994 debate on health care reform under Bill Clinton's administration induced gender implication. The health care case is a demonstration of group implication in ... More


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