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Revitalizing political psychology : the legacy of Harold D. Lasswell

Author: William Ascher; Barbara Hirschfelder-Ascher
Publisher: Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Revitalizing Political Psychology presents and extends four aspects of Lasswell's contributions to the field: the psychodynamic mechanisms drawn from psychoanalytic theory, the use of symbol associations to understand political propaganda, the analysis of "democratic character" for both the public and the elite, and the structure of belief systems. In so doing, the authors link personality and political
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Named Person: Harold D Lasswell; Harold Dwight Lasswell; Harold D Lasswell; Harold Dwight Lasswell
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Ascher; Barbara Hirschfelder-Ascher
ISBN: 0805852069 9780805852066
OCLC Number: 54685711
Description: xii, 197 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The displacement hypothesis --
Symbols, personality, and appeals : Lasswell's contribution to the political psychology of propaganda --
Democratic character --
Political psychology and the risks of leadership --
Political climate, mood, and crisis --
Integrating Lasswell's contributions : brief applications --
The role of the political psychiatrist.
Responsibility: William Ascher, Barbara Hirschfelder-Ascher.
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