The Affect EffectDynamics of Emotion in Political Thinking and Behavior

The Affect EffectDynamics of Emotion in Political Thinking and Behavior

George E. Marcus, W. Russell Neuman, and Michael MacKuen

Print publication date: 2013

ISBN: 9780226574417

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Abstract

Passion and emotion run deep in politics, but researchers have only recently begun to study how they influence our political thinking. Contending that the long-standing neglect of such feelings has left unfortunate gaps in the understanding of political behavior, this book provides a comprehensive overview of current research on emotion in politics and where it is likely to lead. In sixteen chapters, thirty scholars approach this topic from an array of angles that address four major themes. The first section outlines the philosophical and neuroscientific foundations of emotion in politics, while the second focuses on how emotions function within and among individuals. The final two sections branch out to explore how politics work at the societal level and suggest the next steps in modeling, research, and political activity itself.

Table of Contents

Front Matter

Chapter One Theorizing Affect's Effects

W. Russell Neuman, George E. Marcus, Ann N. Crigler, and Michael Mackuen

Chapter Six The Third Way: The Theory of Affective Intelligence and American Democracy

MICHAEL MACKUEN, GEORGE E. MARCUS, W. RUSSELL NEUMAN, AND LUKE KEELE

Chapter Nine On the Distinct Political Effects of Anxiety and Anger

LEONIE HUDDY, STANLEY FELDMAN, and ERIN CASSESE

Chapter Ten Don't Give Up Hope: Emotions, Candidate Appraisals, and Votes

MARION R. JUST, ANN N. CRIGLER, AND TODD L. BELT