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The Political Psychology of Democratic Citizenship
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The Political Psychology of Democratic Citizenship

Eugene Borgida, Christopher M Federico, and John L Sullivan


While scholars in political science, social psychology and mass communications have made notable contributions to our understanding of democratic citizenship, they concentrate on very different aspects of the overall problem. The current volume challenges this fragmentary pattern of inquiry, and adopts an interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of citizenship, which holds great potential for insight and integration across topic areas, and for the development of informed interventions aimed at meeting challenges faced by democratic citizens. The volume is organized around five themes related ... More

Keywords: interdisciplinary, political psychology, democratic citizenship, civic knowledge, persuasion, group identity, hate crimes, tolerance, mass media

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195335453
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335453.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eugene Borgida, editor

Christopher M Federico, editor

John L Sullivan, editor



Part I Civic Knowledge

Part II Persuasion Processes and Interventions in Contemporary Democracies

Chapter 4 Shallow Cues With Deep Effects: Trait Judgments From Faces and Voting Decisions

Crystal C. Hall, Amir Goren, Shelly Chaiken, and Alexander Todorov

Part III Group Identity

Part IV Hate Crimes and Tolerance

Part V Technology and Mass Media

Part VI Commentaries

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