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Emotional Processing and Political Judgment: Toward Integrating Political Psychology and Decision Neuroscience

Michael L. Spezio and Ralph Adolphs

in The Affect Effect

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print September 2007 | ISBN: 9780226574417
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226574431 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226574431.003.0004
Emotional Processing and Political Judgment: Toward Integrating Political Psychology and Decision Neuroscience

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This chapter, which connects political psychology and decision neuroscience by addressing the challenges to the development of theory about the role of emotions in decision making, also considers the recent work in areas relating emotional processes to prudential decision making and reward, as well as social judgment. The dichotomy between cognition and emotion is described. In addition, a proposal that seeks to develop the concept of emotional processing within the context of complex decision making is reported. The methodological challenges strongly indicate that construction of inferential models of information processing in the brain needs to proceed by an integrative approach. Judgment and decision making in the social realm demonstrates some of the strongest links with emotional processing. The outlook for productive collaborative work between decision neuroscientists and political psychologists is promising.

Keywords: political psychology; decision neuroscience; decision making; social judgment; cognition; emotion; emotional processing

Chapter.  9677 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: US Politics

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