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Political Psychology

  • By: Yoel Inbar & David A. Pizarro
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

In its broadest sense, political psychology addresses how human nature shapes political life. Philosophers have been investigating this question for a very long time, dating at least to the ancient Greeks: Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Politics are both concerned with the ...