Psychology and Social Policy

Psychology and Social Policy

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Edited by Peter Suedfeld, Edited by Philip E. Tetlock

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  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 408 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 228mm x 26mm | 699g
  • Publication date: 1 January 1992
  • Publication City/Country: Washington
  • ISBN 10: 156032063X
  • ISBN 13: 9781560320630
  • Edition statement: New.

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First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Part 1 International relations and foreign policy: cognitive complexity in international decision making, I.L. Janis and L. Mann; psychological advice about political decision making - heuristics, biases, and cognitive defects, P. Suefeld and P. Tetlock; nuclear policies - deterrence and reassurance, R.K. White; nuclear crisis psychologies - still "crazy" and still irrelevant after all these years, J.G. Blight; fear of nuclear war - "When I Grow Up, I Want To Be an Old Woman", L. McClenney; the great nuclear terror bubble - a memoir, J.B. Adelson. Part 2 Domestic policy: overcoming resistance to affirmative action in industry - a social psychological perspective, H. Jordan Hannington and N. Miller; affirmative action - social policy as Shibboleth, W.R. Beer; civil liberties and research on the effects of pornography, D. Linz, et al; pornography research, social advocacy, and public policy, D. Zillmann; television violence and aggression - what psychologists should tell the public, J.L. Freedman; the effects of television violence in aggression - a reply to a sceptic, L. Rowell Huesmann, et al; the weapons effect revisited - the effects of firearms on aggressive behaviour, C.W. Turner and J. Leyens; research and policy - the case of gun control, H. Toch and A.J. Lizotte. Part 3 The criminal justice system: tipping the scales toward death - the biasing effects of death qualification, R. Mauro; on the alleged prosecution-proness of death qualified jurors and juries, R. Elliot; judgement; judgement and memory - the role of expert psychological testimony on eyewitness accuracy, J. Goodman and E.F. Loftus; expert psychological testimony on eyewitness reliability - selling psychology before its time, J. McKenna, et al; polygraphy techniques - history, controversies, and prospects, J.C. Kircher and D.C. Raskin; controversy - the fight-or-flight response in homoscientificus, D.T. Lykken; the effects of prison confinement, P.B. Paulus; coping with prison, J. Bonta and P. Gendreau.