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Title African/American political psychology : identity, opinion, and action in the post/Civil Rights Era / edited by Tasha S. Philpot and Ismail K. White
Edition First edition
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 246 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: Defining African/American Political Psychology / Tasha S. Philpot and Ismail K. White -- Part I: The History of African/American Political Psychology Research in Two Disciplines -- A Meeting of the Minds: Exploring the Intersection of Psychology, Political Science, and Black Politics / Tasha S. Philpot, Kyle Endres, and John Iadarola -- The Political Science Image of the Black Mind: Politics in the Psychology of African Americans / Harwood K. McClerking and Hanes Walton, Jr. -- Part II: Contemporary Issues in the Psychology of Black Identity -- Beliefs in Black and White: How Race Influences Americans' Perceptions of Themselves, Their Racial Group, and Their National Group / Roy Eidelson and Mikhail Lyubansky -- Feeling Different: Racial Group/Based Emotional Response to Political Events / Tasha S. Philpot, Ismail K. White, Kristin Wylie, and Ernest B. McGowen -- When Race Matters and When It Doesn't: Racial Group Differences in Response to Racial Cues / Ismail K. White -- One of Our Own: Black Female Candidates and the Voters Who Support Them / Tasha S. Philpot and Hanes Walton, Jr. -- Race, Identity, and Candidate Support: A Test of Implicit Preference / Jas M. Sullivan -- Part III: Contemporary Issues in the Psychology of Black Political Attitudes and Behavior -- Religion through a Racial Lens: The Effect of Race on Religious Interpretation / Eric L. McDaniel -- Some Like it Hot: Towards a Political Climate Explanation of Racial Differences in Political Interest / Ray Block, Jr. -- Divide and Conquer: How Partisan Race Cues Polarize the Electorate / Vincent L. Hutchings and Nicholas A. Valentino -- African/American Activists' Perceptions of Racism and Empowerment / Kenneth Foster, Sr. -- Depressing the Vote: The Environmental Determinants of Turnout in African/American Precincts in the 2000 Presidential Election / Ernest B. McGowen
Summary Decades of research in both political science and psychology have demonstrated that external, environmental factors influence individuals' mental processes, especially as they relate to politics. Inasmuch as such factors vary systematically across racial and ethnic groups, the political psychology of these groups warrants study, hence, the objective of this volume. We have assembled a number of papers from both psychologists and political scientists in an effort to combine both disciplines' understanding of the psychological underpinnings of Blacks' orientation to the political world. Our goal is to take lessons learned from previous research and incorporate them into new theories and utilize new data sources in an effort to create a unified study of Black political psychology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject African Americans -- Politics and government -- Psychological aspects.
African Americans -- Psychology.
Form Electronic book
Author Philpot, Tasha S.
White, Ismail K.
Palgrave Connect (Online service)
LC no. 2010012509
ISBN 0230114342 (electronic bk.)
9780230114340 (electronic bk.)