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The Psychological Basis Of Threat Perception And Its Effect On The Use Of Force By Us Presidents, Collin J. Kazazis Jan 2019

The Psychological Basis Of Threat Perception And Its Effect On The Use Of Force By Us Presidents, Collin J. Kazazis

Honors Undergraduate Theses

This thesis creates a new variable for threat perception built upon psychological concepts and then applies this new variable to the question of why leaders use military force in certain situations. The concept of threat perception has a long history in the field in terms of its effect on leaders choosing to use military force. However, while the concept of threat perception is inherently psychological, previous proxies for the variable have included only situational factors, which is highly problematic. By utilizing the Operational Code, this study creates a new threat-perception variable based on cognitive constructs. Using a sample of US ...


Stealth Democracy: Authoritarianism And Democratic Deliberation, Peter Muhlberger Dec 2018

Stealth Democracy: Authoritarianism And Democratic Deliberation, Peter Muhlberger

Journal of Public Deliberation

In Stealth Democracy, Hibbing and Theiss-Morse seek to show that much of the American public desires "stealth democracy"--a democracy run like a business with little deliberation or public input. The authors maintain that stealth democracy beliefs are largely reasonable preferences, and the public does not want and would react negatively to a more deliberative democracy. This paper introduces an opposing "authoritarian stealth democrats thesis" that suggests that stealth democracy beliefs may be driven by authoritarianism and a variety of related orientations including poor political perspective taking and low cognitive engagement. These orientations may be ameliorated through democratic deliberation. Hypotheses ...


Applause, Laughter, Chants, And Cheers: An Analysis Of The Rhetorical Skill Of The “Great Communicator”, Reagan Gresham Dye May 2018

Applause, Laughter, Chants, And Cheers: An Analysis Of The Rhetorical Skill Of The “Great Communicator”, Reagan Gresham Dye

Theses and Dissertations

This study takes a content analytic approach to analyze the use of rhetorical devices in televised Republican National Convention (RNC) addresses by former U.S. President Ronald Reagan. By measuring rhetorical strategies and their relationship with the type, strength, synchrony, and duration of audience responses during the 1976, 1980, 1984, and 1992 RNCs, this study finds that Reagan had the ability to control speech factors to his advantage to promote positive audience response. This study finds that Reagan was adept at utilizing humor, external attacks, and advocating for his policy agenda in a way that elicited positive audience responses such ...


Mao Zedong And Xi Jinping: A Trait Analysis, Dan Douglas Jan 2017

Mao Zedong And Xi Jinping: A Trait Analysis, Dan Douglas

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This study uses Margaret Hermann’s Leadership Trait Analysis (LTA) to compare Mao Zedong and Xi Jinping and see if they have the same style. Through a content analysis of a leader’s speeches, researchers can gain insight into a leader’s motivation for obtaining office and power. In the course of this research, 167 speeches by Mao, and 79 Speeches by Xi were inputted into the content analysis program Profiler+ (Hermann, 2003). The analysis showed that Mao and Xi have some similarities in their LTA results, but the differences in their scores indicate different approaches to leadership. An analysis ...


Mao Zedong And Xi Jinping: A Trait Analysis, Dan Douglas Jan 2017

Mao Zedong And Xi Jinping: A Trait Analysis, Dan Douglas

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This study uses Margaret Hermann's Leadership Trait Analysis (LTA) to compare Mao Zedong and Xi Jinping and see if they have the same style. Through a content analysis of a leader's speeches, researchers can gain insight into a leader's motivation for obtaining office and power. In the course of this research, 167 speeches by Mao, and 79 Speeches by Xi were inputted into the content analysis program Profiler+ (Hermann, 2003). The analysis showed that Mao and Xi have some similarities in their LTA results, but the differences in their scores indicate different approaches to leadership. An analysis ...


Operational Code And Al-Ikhwan: An Assessment Of The Evolution Of The Muslim Brotherhood's Operational Code And Possible Public Diplomacy Options For The United States, Robert Kevin Thomson Jan 2014

Operational Code And Al-Ikhwan: An Assessment Of The Evolution Of The Muslim Brotherhood's Operational Code And Possible Public Diplomacy Options For The United States, Robert Kevin Thomson

Open Access Theses & Dissertations

The primary aim of this Thesis is to provide the reader with a firm understanding of the evolution of the Muslim Brotherhood's operational code from the early 2000s to 2013. Specifically, this research will address and analyze the evolution of the Brotherhood's political rhetoric from its historical context to the present. The Brotherhood's political rhetoric will be analyzed utilizing Operational Code Analysis. The secondary aim of this research is to provide a potential framework for policymakers and diplomats to utilize public diplomacy and strategic communication strategies to engage and constrain the influence of the Brotherhood in a ...


Constructing Threat: How Americans Identify Economic Competitors, Shelley D. Wick Mar 2013

Constructing Threat: How Americans Identify Economic Competitors, Shelley D. Wick

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

China’s emergence as an economic powerhouse has often been portrayed as threatening to America’s economic strength and to its very identity as “the global hegemon.” The media’s alarmist response to an economic competitor is familiar to those who remember US-Japanese relations in the 1980s. In order to better understand the basis of American threat perception, this study explores the independent and interactive impact of three variables (perceptions of the Other’s capabilities, perceptions of the Other as a threat versus as an opportunity, and perceptions of the Other’s political culture) on attitudes toward two different economic ...


Tv Casualties: The Negative Impact Of Political Messages In Non-News Programs, Salvatore James Russo Jan 2013

Tv Casualties: The Negative Impact Of Political Messages In Non-News Programs, Salvatore James Russo

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Prior works in the social sciences have demonstrated the importance that television can have in shaping the views and outlooks of viewers. Studies have examined how it is that overtly political broadcasting, such as political commercials or ideological cable news channels, can impact viewers. However, precious little scholarship in the field of political science has been devoted to examining how non-news programming, the lion's share of what is shown on television, can shape and mold viewers' outlooks and opinions. Television programming is often built around conflict, presenting a distorted view of the world wherein certain "in-groups," mainly the assumed ...


Trends. Psychological Research As Support From And Support For Terrorism, Editor Sep 2003

Trends. Psychological Research As Support From And Support For Terrorism, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses the political psychological impact of terrorism.


Wanted: A Political Psychology, Editor May 2003

Wanted: A Political Psychology, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes guidelines for a political psychology curriculum that could be pursued by the academic, the academic student, and the autodidact.


Trends. When Governments Want Government To Change, Editor Oct 2002

Trends. When Governments Want Government To Change, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses regime change in Germany and Iraq in a political psychological context.


Psychodynamics And Politics: Psychic Reality And Mental Representation, Editor Sep 2002

Psychodynamics And Politics: Psychic Reality And Mental Representation, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article explores some implications for political psychology of semantic differences concerning psychoanalytic jargon.


Trends. False Consciousness And Contemporary Psychological Research, Editor Jul 2001

Trends. False Consciousness And Contemporary Psychological Research, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

Most professional psychological organizations purport to create knowledge and provide services for human welfare. Yet these organizations may support research traditions that can very easily be exploited by political authorities working to maintain political power and exploit citizenry. The article discusses how the consciousnesses of psychologists in the psychological organizations purporting to do good can themselves be exemplars of false consciousness.


Trends. Psychological Pathways To Suicidal Terrorism, Editor Nov 2000

Trends. Psychological Pathways To Suicidal Terrorism, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses psychological pathways to suicidal terrorism. This discussion includes aspects of both social cognition and social learning, as well as philosophical psychology.


Preventive Psychology As Political Psychology: Illicit Drugs And Alcohol, Editor Oct 2000

Preventive Psychology As Political Psychology: Illicit Drugs And Alcohol, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes ideological elements behind scientific positions on the primary prevention of illicit drug and alcohol abuse.


The Import Of Political Psychology For Global Health And Security: The Case Of Aids, Editor Jul 2000

The Import Of Political Psychology For Global Health And Security: The Case Of Aids, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes a number of applied research areas that political psychologists can explore to help manage the threat to global health and security from acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).


Trends. Hard On Defense As Soft On Defense: A Recurring Vulnerability Of The Nation-State, Editor Jun 2000

Trends. Hard On Defense As Soft On Defense: A Recurring Vulnerability Of The Nation-State, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the psychologies surrounding the idea of being "hard" on defense.


Trends. Political Psychologies And The Welfare Of Elian Gonzalez, Editor Jan 2000

Trends. Political Psychologies And The Welfare Of Elian Gonzalez, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses issues surrounding the rescue of 6-year-old Cuban boy Elian Gonzalez.


Trends. Syria, Israel, And The Power Of Money, Editor Jan 2000

Trends. Syria, Israel, And The Power Of Money, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article the political psychology and role of aid in the Middle East, focusing on the conflict between Israel and Syria.


Trends. Defenses Of Anti-Ballistic Missile Defenses, Editor Dec 1999

Trends. Defenses Of Anti-Ballistic Missile Defenses, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The article discusses the belief by opponents of developing new and improved anti-ballistic missile (ABM) defenses,that such a change may risk a new nuclear weapons arms race.


Trends. The Political Psychology Of Abortion And United Nations Funding, Editor Nov 1999

Trends. The Political Psychology Of Abortion And United Nations Funding, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses United States (US) executive and legislative branches meddling in international policy, especially as it relates to abortion.


Trends. Defending Positions On Missile Defense: A Case Of Negative Transference?, Editor Nov 1999

Trends. Defending Positions On Missile Defense: A Case Of Negative Transference?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The article discusses the United States Government's(USG) proposed plan to go ahead with a national missile defense system against attacks by so-called rogue nation-states, terrorist groups, and other non-state actors.


Trends. The Political Psychology Of Expansion Of Labor Rights For Illegal Immigrants, Editor Oct 1999

Trends. The Political Psychology Of Expansion Of Labor Rights For Illegal Immigrants, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The article discusses the EEOC's recent decision to extend various anti-discrimination rights to illegal immigrants.


Trends. The Myth Of Apolitical Humanitarianism: The Nobel Prize And Doctors Without Borders, Editor Oct 1999

Trends. The Myth Of Apolitical Humanitarianism: The Nobel Prize And Doctors Without Borders, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the politics of humanitarian work.


Trends. The Pros And Cons Of Decapitation: An Example From Dagestan, Editor Oct 1999

Trends. The Pros And Cons Of Decapitation: An Example From Dagestan, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article explores the pros and cons of destroying or severely degrading the strategic command, control, and communication (C3) assets of a politico-military adversary--i.e., decapitation.


Trends. Enemy Images And The Inscrutable Chinese: Implications For United States/People's Republic Of China Trade Talks, Editor Sep 1999

Trends. Enemy Images And The Inscrutable Chinese: Implications For United States/People's Republic Of China Trade Talks, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The article discusses the United States (US) foreign policy towards the Chinese nation.


Trends. Kosovo: The Latest Reification Of Boundaries?, Editor Aug 1999

Trends. Kosovo: The Latest Reification Of Boundaries?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the boundary issues of Yugoslavia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Kosovo.


Trends. Immaterial Materialism: The Communist Party Confronts Falun Gong And Qi Gong In The People's Republic Of China, Editor Jul 1999

Trends. Immaterial Materialism: The Communist Party Confronts Falun Gong And Qi Gong In The People's Republic Of China, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the April 1999 demonstration by members of the Falun Gong sect outside the Zhongnanhai compound in Beijing.


Trends. Evolution, Devolution, And Northern Ireland: Ever Closer To Bloody Sunday?, Editor Jul 1999

Trends. Evolution, Devolution, And Northern Ireland: Ever Closer To Bloody Sunday?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the latest deadline for the devolution of significant political power from the British Parliament to a new Assembly in Northern Ireland.


Trends. Pinning The Tail On The Donkey: A Legacy Of The Legacy Codes, Editor Apr 1999

Trends. Pinning The Tail On The Donkey: A Legacy Of The Legacy Codes, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses a Taiwanese-born U.S. citizen that was alleged to have spied against the US and for the People's Republic of China.