How Much Do You Know About Political Psychology?

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Political psychology is a field of study which is focused on and dedicated to the understanding of politics, politicians, and political behaviors from a psychological perspective. Psychology is considered to be capable of being used as a lens for an adequate and proper understanding of politics, while politics is likewise used to understand psychology. It is an interdisciplinary field of study which borrows from other fields such as philosophy, media, history, journalism, economics, and international relations.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Political psychology aims to understand which of the following?

    • A.

      The relationship between one and politics 

    • B.

      The correlation between psychology and politics 

    • C.

      The ways to be better politicians 

    • D.

      The interdependent relationship between individuals and contexts influenced by various factors 

    Correct Answer
    D. The interdependent relationship between individuals and contexts influenced by various factors 
    Explanation
    Political psychology aims to understand the interdependent relationship between individuals and contexts influenced by various factors. This field of study explores how individual psychological processes, such as beliefs, attitudes, and motivations, interact with political contexts and structures. It seeks to uncover how political events and institutions shape individuals' thoughts, behaviors, and emotions, and how individuals, in turn, influence political processes. By understanding this relationship, political psychologists can provide insights into political behavior, decision-making, and the impact of political systems on individuals and societies.

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  • 2. 

    Political psychological theories have been applied in all the following except?

    • A.

      Leadership role 

    • B.

      Domestic and foreign policy making 

    • C.

      War and genocide 

    • D.

      Impeachment policies 

    Correct Answer
    D. Impeachment policies 
    Explanation
    Political psychological theories have been applied in various areas such as leadership role, domestic and foreign policy making, and war and genocide. However, impeachment policies are not typically studied or analyzed using political psychological theories. Political psychology focuses on understanding the psychological processes and behaviors that influence political decision-making and behavior, but impeachment policies are more legal and procedural in nature. Therefore, it is unlikely that political psychological theories have been extensively applied in the study of impeachment policies.

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  • 3. 

    Political psychologists make us of all the following except?

    • A.

      Social explanations 

    • B.

      Cognitive explanations 

    • C.

      Political behaviors 

    • D.

      National assumptions 

    Correct Answer
    D. National assumptions 
    Explanation
    Political psychologists study the psychological factors that influence political behavior. They use social explanations to understand how social factors shape political attitudes and actions. They use cognitive explanations to examine how individuals process and make sense of political information. They also study political behaviors to understand how individuals and groups engage in political activities. However, they do not rely on national assumptions as a primary tool for analysis, as national assumptions are generalizations about a particular nation or culture and may not accurately capture individual or group behavior.

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  • 4. 

    Political psychology originated from which of the following? 

    • A.

      Germany 

    • B.

      England 

    • C.

      France 

    • D.

      China 

    Correct Answer
    C. France 
    Explanation
    Political psychology originated from France.

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  • 5. 

    The term political psychology was firstly introduced when?

    • A.

      1950

    • B.

      1835

    • C.

      1860

    • D.

      1780

    Correct Answer
    C. 1860
  • 6. 

    Who firstly introduced the term political psychology? 

    • A.

      Adolph Bastian 

    • B.

      Hippolyte Taine

    • C.

      Emile Boutmy 

    • D.

      Gustave Le Bon

    Correct Answer
    A. Adolph Bastian 
    Explanation
    Adolph Bastian is credited with introducing the term political psychology. He was a German ethnologist and philosopher who explored the relationship between culture, psychology, and politics. Bastian's work focused on understanding how individual and collective psychological factors influence political behavior and decision-making. His contributions laid the foundation for the development of the field of political psychology, which examines the psychological processes underlying political attitudes, beliefs, and actions.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following suggested that embracing nationalism would remedy the vulnerability of the uncontrollable state of a crowd to submission and leadership?

    • A.

      Gustave Le Bon 

    • B.

      Emile Boutmy 

    • C.

      Hippolyte Taine

    • D.

      Adolph Bastian 

    Correct Answer
    A. Gustave Le Bon 
    Explanation
    Gustave Le Bon suggested that embracing nationalism would remedy the vulnerability of the uncontrollable state of a crowd to submission and leadership.

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  • 8. 

    The Risorgimento in Italy instigated social reforms and voting rights when? 

    • A.

      1880

    • B.

      1987

    • C.

      1759

    • D.

      1870

    Correct Answer
    D. 1870
    Explanation
    The Risorgimento was a movement in Italy that aimed to unify the country and establish a unified Italian state. It started in the 19th century and lasted until 1870 when Italy finally achieved unification. During this period, social reforms were implemented and voting rights were granted as part of the process of building a modern nation-state.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following theorized the role of class and social systems in Italy?

    • A.

      Gaetano Mosca

    • B.

      Vilfredo Pareto

    • C.

      Robert Michels 

    • D.

      Sigmund Freud

    Correct Answer
    B. Vilfredo Pareto
    Explanation
    Vilfredo Pareto theorized the role of class and social systems in Italy. Pareto was an Italian sociologist and economist who believed that society is divided into two main groups: the ruling elite and the masses. He argued that power and wealth are concentrated in the hands of a small elite, and that social and political systems are shaped by their interests. Pareto's theories on class and social systems have had a significant impact on the field of sociology and continue to be studied and debated today.

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  • 10. 

    The first psychobiographical explanation of how the personality characteristics of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson affected his decision making during World War 1 was developed by which of the following? 

    • A.

      Sigmund Freud and Bullitt

    • B.

      Bullitt and Wilhelm Reich 

    • C.

      Herbert Marcuse and Walther Poppelreuter 

    • D.

      Theodor Adorno and Adolph Bastian 

    Correct Answer
    A. Sigmund Freud and Bullitt
    Explanation
    Sigmund Freud and Bullitt developed the first psychobiographical explanation of how Woodrow Wilson's personality characteristics influenced his decision making during World War 1.

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