Politics

The Psychology of Politics

The world of politics reflects human nature in all its rational and irrational glory. How we govern ourselves and make decisions, use and often abuse power, reflect our deepest fears at least as much as our aspirations and ideals. Because many of the world's biggest problems are behavioral in nature, policies, to be successful, must grapple with our innermost attitudes.



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Politics Blogs

  • Caveman Politics

    How evolution impacts politics.
  • Roy Eidelson, Ph.D.

    Dangerous Ideas

    How our core beliefs promote and prevent progressive change
  • Dominic Packer, Ph.D.

    It's a Group Life

    The Science of Social Influence and Change
  • Peter Ubel, M.D.

    Scientocracy

    Why psychological science is relevant to policy debates—and what policies might look like if they were better aligned with human nature
  • SPSSI

    Sound Science, Sound Policy

    Psychological Insights on Social Issues
  • Peter T. Coleman, Ph.D.

    The Five Percent

    Finding solutions to seemingly impossible conflicts
  • The Guest Room

    Reports and responses from guest bloggers.
  • Mark Whitehead

    The Psychological State

    The new science of public policy