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

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The political brain : the role of emotion in deciding the fate of the nation
Title
The political brain
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the role of emotion in deciding the fate of the nation
Statement of responsibility
Drew Westen
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Political Brain is a groundbreaking investigation into the role of emotion in determining the political life of the nation. For two decades Drew Westen, professor of psychology and psychiatry at Emory University, has explored a theory of the mind that differs substantially from the more "dispassionate" notions held by many cognitive psychologists, political scientists, economists - and Democratic campaign strategists. The idea of the mind as a cool calculator that makes decisions by weighing the evidence bears no relation to how the brain actually works. When political candidates assume voters dispassionately make decisions based on "the issues, " they lose. That's why only one Democrat has been re-elected to the presidency since Franklin Roosevelt - and only one Republican has failed in that quest."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
In politics, when reason and emotion collide, emotion invariably wins. This book by scientist and psychologist Drew Westen is a groundbreaking scientific investigation into how the mind works, how the brain works, and what this means for why candidates win and lose elections
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238107
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1959-
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Westen, Drew
Dewey number
324.973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Presidents
  • Political campaigns
  • Voting
  • Political parties
  • Emotions
  • Political psychology
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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the role of emotion in deciding the fate of the nation
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The political brain : the role of emotion in deciding the fate of the nation, Drew Westen
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Winning states of mind -- Rational minds, irrational campaigns -- The evolution of the passionate brain -- How emotions work -- When knowledge isn't power -- Trickle-up politics -- Writing an emotional constitution -- Abortion and 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
Control code
000041422488
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 457 p.
Isbn
9781586484255
Label
The political brain : the role of emotion in deciding the fate of the nation, Drew Westen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Winning states of mind -- Rational minds, irrational campaigns -- The evolution of the passionate brain -- How emotions work -- When knowledge isn't power -- Trickle-up politics -- Writing an emotional constitution -- Abortion and 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
Control code
000041422488
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 457 p.
Isbn
9781586484255

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