The hidden agenda of the political mind : how self-interest shapes our opinions and why we won't admit it / Jason Weeden and Robert Kurzban.
Contributor(s): Kurzban, Robert [author.].Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Princeton, NJ ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, Copyright date: ©2014Description: 1 online resource (363 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781400851966; 1400851963; 9781322110936; 132211093X.Subject(s): Social psychology | Self-interest | Interpersonal relationsAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Hidden agenda of the political mind.DDC classification: 302 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Text in English.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Part I. Political Minds. Chapter 1. Agendas in Action -- Chapter 2. Investigating Interests -- Chapter 3. Machiavellian Minds -- Part II. Political Issues. Chapter 4. Fighting over Sex: Lifestyle Issues and Religion -- Chapter 5. Rules of the Game: Group Identities and Human Capital -- Chapter 6. Money Matters: Redistribution and Hard-Times Programs -- Part III. Political Coalitions. Chapter 7. The Many Shades of Red and Blue -- Chapter 8. The Republican Coalition -- Chapter 9. The Democratic Coalition -- Part IV. Political Challenges. Chapter 10. An Uncomfortable Take on Political Positions.
"When it comes to politics, we often perceive our own beliefs as fair and socially beneficial, while seeing opposing views as merely self-serving. But in fact most political views are governed by self-interest, even if we usually don't realize it. Challenging our fiercely held notions about what motivates us politically, this book explores how self-interest divides the public on a host of hot-button issues, from abortion and the legalization of marijuana to same-sex marriage, immigration, affirmative action, and income redistribution. Expanding the notion of interests beyond simple economics, Jason Weeden and Robert Kurzban look at how people's interests clash when it comes to their sex lives, social status, family, and friends. Drawing on a wealth of data, they demonstrate how different groups form distinctive bundles of political positions that often stray far from what we typically think of as liberal or conservative. They show how we engage in unconscious rationalization to justify our political positions, portraying our own views as wise, benevolent, and principled while casting our opponents' views as thoughtless and greedy. While many books on politics seek to provide partisans with new ways to feel good about their own side, The Hidden Agenda of the Political Mind illuminates the hidden drivers of our politics, even if it's a picture neither side will find flattering"-- Provided by publisher.
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