Political psychology is a dynamic subfield at the intersection of psychology and political science. The specific relationship between politics and social psychology has been steadily evolving in recent years, making it a compelling and exciting area of study. The chapters in this reader were written by leading scholars in the areas of political science and social psychology. The interdisciplinary fusion reflects the vast range of topics and issues at the forefront of each field. Both contemporary and classic articles are compiled, demonstrating the ever-changing nature of political psychology and offering comprehensive coverage of social psychological research into the processes that have governed local and global affairs in the postmodern world. Topics covered include authoritarianism, political leadership, public opinion, decision-making, prejudice, intergroup relations, terrorism and revolution. The volume also contains a historical introduction which reviews the symbiotic relationship of political science and psychology. Section introductions, discussion questions, suggestions for further reading and comprehensive indexes make this an ideal, accessible text for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in courses on political science and social psychology.Sidanius, James is the author of 'Political Psychology Key Readings', published 2004 under ISBN 9781841690704 and ISBN 1841690708.