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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
Title remainder
the role of emotion in deciding the fate of the nation
Statement of responsibility
Drew Westen
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 scientists, and economists. He looks at data across several Presidential elections from the 1950s through 2000, examines the evidence for the role of emotion in driving voting behavior, and provides a "clinical" view of a number of campaign ads, debate lines and personal profiles of the candidates who have sought to win our hearts. And he shows that Americans don't vote with their heads but with their hearts, or guts, or neuroses.--From publisher description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Westen, Drew
Index
index present
LC call number
JK528
LC item number
.W47 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Presidents
  • Political campaigns
  • Voting
  • Political parties
  • Political psychology
  • Emotions
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The political brain : the role of emotion in deciding the fate of the nation, Drew Westen
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0713/2007011503.html
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm86117725
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 457 pages
Isbn
9781586484255
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2007011503
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 917124
  • (Sirsi) o86117725
  • (OCoLC)86117725
Label
The political brain : the role of emotion in deciding the fate of the nation, Drew Westen
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0713/2007011503.html
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm86117725
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 457 pages
Isbn
9781586484255
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2007011503
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 917124
  • (Sirsi) o86117725
  • (OCoLC)86117725

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