Human Behavior and Public Policy

Human Behavior and Public Policy

A Political Psychology

1st Edition - January 1, 1976

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  • Author: Marshall H. Segall
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483139036

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Human Behavior and Public Policy: A Political Psychology examines knowledge about human behavior and its application to public policy analysis. It shows that the findings of psychological research provide information on how to better understand social problems and formulate and implement policies for the solution of such problems. Organized into nine chapters, the book first discusses how psychology can be used to shape society into a better home and then presents three models for political psychology. The next chapters deal with intellectual capacities, educability, and prejudice and discrimination in different groups of people. The book also explores violence and intergroup conflict resolutions and concludes with a proposal for a research design that serves as an example of political-psychological planning. Academic psychologists who teach interdisciplinary social sciences and courses concerned with public affairs will find this book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • 1 Psychology's Real-World Relevance

    2 Applying Psychology to Public Policy Analysis: Three Alternative Models

    3 The Intellectual Capacities of Human Groups

    4 Compensatory Education: Can We Better Educate Those Who Need it Most?

    5 Intergroup Relations: The Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination

    6 On Relations Between the Sexes

    7 The Etiology and Control of Violent Behavior

    8 Psychological Contributions to the Search for a Warless World

    9 A Design for Research: Political Psychology's Unfinished Business



Product details

  • No. of pages: 336
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1976
  • Published: January 1, 1976
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483139036

About the Author

Marshall H. Segall

About the Editors

Arnold P. Goldstein

Leonerd Krenser

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