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The political brain : the role of emotion in deciding the fate of the nation

Author: Drew Westen
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This investigation by a renowned psychologist and neuroscientist proves that we vote with our hearts, not our minds. Westen is the lead investigator on a team of neuroscientists who have been studying how the brain processes political information. For two decades he has been advancing a theory of the mind that differs substantially from the more "dispassionate" visions held by most cognitive psychologists, political  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Political platforms
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Westen, Drew, 1959-
Political brain.
New York : PublicAffairs, ©2007
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Drew Westen
ISBN: 9781586484255 1586484257
OCLC Number: 86117725
Description: xv, 457 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Winning states of mind --
Rational minds, irrational campaigns --
The evolution of the passionate brain --
The emotions behind the curtain --
Special interests in mind --
Trickle-up politics --
Writing an emotional constitution --
Aborting ambivalence --
Gunning for common ground --
Racial consciousness and unconsciousness --
Death and taxes --
Hope, inspiration, and political intelligence --
Positively negative --
Terror networks --
Civil and uncivil unions.
Responsibility: Drew Westen.
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Presents a scientific investigation into how the mind works, how the brain works and what this means for why candidates win and lose elections. This book examines data across several Presidential  Read more...


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