Models of the adolescent political socialization process / Adolescent political socialization processHarvey, Teddy Genet January 1968 (has links)
Typescript. / Bibliography: leaves -300. / xv, 315 l graphs, tables
Role-taking accuracy and disowning projection: their relation to advocacy of change and political successKeim, Willard D January 1969 (has links)
Typescript. / Bibliography: leaves -235. / xi, 235 p illus., tables
Thesis (M.A.)--University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1974. / eContent provider-neutral record in process. Description based on print version record. Includes bibliographical references.
The empirical study leading to the present work has been an attempt in understanding the political attitudes of one hundred and thirty teenagers attending a lower-to-middle class high school in Vancouver, Canada. The data was collected by means of a self-administered questionnaire, coded, and analyzed by computer. Findings indicate that teenagers' political culture is predominantly a participant political culture which, also, has preserved the elements of subject political culture. The majority of teenagers are, on the one hand, most proud of Canadians' peace-seeking, neutrality, open-mindedness, and such political concepts as freedom, independence, and democracy. On the other hand, they are least proud of scandals in the government, national leadership crisis, the U.S. influence, prejudice against Eskimos and Indians, and disputes between the English-speaking and French-speaking Canadians. While most of the teenagers are concerned about depression, Canada's weakness in world affairs, and the problem of remaining neutral in the Vietnam war, their socio-economic status strongly affects their perception. Majority of teenagers view the government favorably, and only ten percent of them have a pessimistic view of the government. Teenage girls seem to have relatively less faith in the government than boys. Political alienation exists to some extent among teenagers; it is more evident among girls, and has negative correlation with parental socio-economic status. Teenage girls show more faith in people than teenage boys. And, generally speaking, faith in people increases with parental education. Sex, SES, grade average, and inter-personal relationships within the family have significant effects on teenagers’ feeling of competence vis-a-vis the political system. Teenagers of both sexes perceive themselves as a group, and some signs of alienation from the adults' world are observable. Moderate conservatism is a predominant feature among teenagers--it is more predominant among girls, younger teenagers, and those whose fathers have clerical occupations. Our data indicates that authoritarian beliefs are not very uncommon among teenagers, especially among teenage girls. Authoritarianism has negative correlation with teenagers' faith in people. Majority of teenagers have a moderate interest in politics--boys, and those with higher SES being more interested. Teenagers are not characterized by a high level of political information. Boys seem to be more interested in international affairs, while girls are more concerned with local affairs and their immediate environment. While a very small number of teenagers give parental influence as the reason for favoring one political party or another, indeed, the majority of them follow the parental party preferences. Those who rebel against the parental party preferences, mainly move to the left of their parents. And, finally, teenage girls are more person-oriented in their choice of political parties than teenage boys. Most of the findings are parallel to those about the adults and this makes us believe that teenagers' political subculture is strongly influenced by the adult political culture. / Arts, Faculty of / Political Science, Department of / Graduate
Fast, Larry Gleason
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Brown, Leonard C.
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Multidimensional scaling of political differences : a study of belief-disbelief systems and ad hoc theories of political psychology around the proposed strategic defense initiativeRoach, John O. 12 1900 (has links)
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Verbitsky, Mark Stephen
16 January 2015
This study explores Aristotle’s political psychology, focusing on the lessons it teaches regarding the character of human reasoning. Contemporary political science has largely adopted the behavioral-economic model of political psychology. This model offers many insights into the limits of human reasoning, highlighting in particular the errors and biases that shape our choices. However, these insights come at the cost of an overly narrow view of human reasoning. When such a political psychology is applied to public policy and political rhetoric, it offers lessons on how to direct public action by taking advantage of unconscious thought processes, but it fails to teach how leaders might constructively engage human rationality. I argue that Aristotelian political psychology offers a useful corrective, one that can help us better understand both the potential and limitations of political guidance. To gain access to Aristotle’s political psychology, I begin with an overview of several of his psychological works: On the Soul, On the Motion of Animals, and the Nicomachean Ethics. I focus in particular on the concepts Aristotle uses in his study of human choice, and I draw out Aristotle’s unitary understanding of psychology, meaning the interrelated nature of thought and desire, which in turn illuminates the constitutive role that thought plays in shaping the ends of human action. From this theoretical basis, I turn to a more concentrated study of Aristotle’s Rhetoric, exploring first the rhetorical concepts Aristotle introduces in the work, and then delving into the psychology of persuasion. In this study, I explore the ways that rhetoric necessarily engages the audience’s rationality and judgment. A particularly valuable lesson is the way in which rhetoric can draw out overlooked concerns and thereby broaden the audience members’ considerations, all in order to help them reach conclusions they would not by themselves. Returning to contemporary political science, I argue that Aristotle’s conception of political psychology offers us a better understanding of human choice, and he offers guidance on how rhetoric can be used to refine, rather than only exploit, public opinion. / text
Bureaucratic thinking: A study of Block Development Officers of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh in IndiaMathur, Kuldeep January 1970 (has links)
Typescript. / Bibliography: leaves -160. / vii, 160 l illus., graphs, tables
Elliott, Mary Gibbs,
Thesis (M.A.)--University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1967. / eContent provider-neutral record in process. Description based on print version record. Includes bibliographical references.
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