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Political Psychology in Latin America

Claudia Zúñiga (editor) Wilson Lopez-Lopez (editor)
Judith Gibbons (editor)
Patricio Cumsille (editor)

ISBN: 9781433832970

Publication Date: Apr 2021

Format: Paperback

Presents a broad spectrum of theoretical and methodological perspectives illustrating how political psychology has addressed critical social issues in Latin America, and provides a selective summary of the work carried out by some of the leading Latin American researchers in political psychology.
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This book explores Latin America through a political psychology lens.

This book presents a broad spectrum of theoretical and methodological perspectives illustrating how political psychology has addressed critical social issues in Latin America and provides a selective summary of the work carried out by some of the leading Latin American researchers in political psychology. This volume will allow readers to identify the most relevant topics of this discipline in Latin America, including the specific structural conditions of inequality and intergroup conflict in the region, as well as the most relevant contributions from Latin America to the global field of political psychology, including strategies of resistance and resilience and reflections on the potential transforming power of citizens to effect change through political participation and collective action.
Pages 268
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Apr 2021
Publisher American Psychological Association
Series Psychology in Latin America
Subject/s Psychology   Politics & Government   Social, group or collective psychology   International relations  
  • Introduction to Political Psychology in Latin America Claudia Zúñiga and Wilson López-López
  • Chapter 1. Citizens and Democracy: Political Legitimacy Processes in Latin American Democracies Silvina Brussino and Daniela Alonso
  • Chapter 2. Emotions and Protests: Contributions to Political Psychology from Latin American Research Rodrigo Asún, Claudia Zúñiga, Adriana Acosta, and Regina Fernández
  • Chapter 3. A Psycho-Political Approach to Social Inequality in Latin America Débora Imhoff
  • Chapter 4. Youth Civic Engagement: Challenges for Social Cohesion from Latin America B. Paula Luengo Kanacri, Gloria Jiménez-Moya, and Roberto González
  • Chapter 5. Bias against Native Chileans in a Conflictive Context: Literature Review and Theoretical Integration Camila Salazar-Fernández and José L. Saiz
  • Chapter 6. Psychology of Peace: Findings and Challenges for the Multidimensional Transformation of Violent Social Practices Wilson López-López, Claudia Pineda-Marin, Andrea Correa-Chica, Camilo Rincón-Unigarro, and Luis M. Silva
  • Chapter 7. The Relationship between Political Ideology and National Identification in Latin America: A Meta-Analytical Synthesis Agustín Espinosa, Erika János, Darío Páez, and Harry Lewis
  • Chapter 8. Political Communication and Ideology Idaly Barreto and Iván Felipe Medina-Arboleda
  • Chapter 9. Memory as a Political Action: Reflections from a Post-Dictatorial Chile María José Reyes, Francisco Jeanneret, María Angélica Cruz, César Castillo, Juan Jeanneret, Manuela Badilla, Juan Fernando Pavez, and Centro de Interpretación Fisura
  • Chapter 10. Arguing for a Liberation Psychology Mauricio Gaborit
  • Conclusion and Future Directions for Political Psychology in Latin America Claudia Zúñiga and Wilson López-López
Claudia Zúñiga, PhD, is a professor in the department of psychology at Universidad de Chile in Santiago, Chile. Her primary research focuses are social identities and their relationship with social mobilization, and equity in higher education. She teaches undergraduate and graduate studies in the area of psychosocial research methodology and the construction of psychometric instruments. She is a founding partner and has served as President of the Scientific Society of Psychology of Chile.

Wilson López-López, PhD, is a professor in the department of psychology at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia. His research interests include social conflicts, peace, and scientific communication. He was founder and is currently the Permanent Secretary for Latin America of the Iberoamerican Federation of Psychological Associations (FIAP) and President-Elect of the Division of Political Psychology of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP). He is also a member of the National Board of Directors of the Colombian College of Psychologists.

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