Further Reading Cont: Modern

The following is a list of academic studies dealing with character assassination. More readings will be posted, so be sure to check often.

Readings involving character assassination in the modern period:

  • Bargh, J. A. (1997). The automaticity of everyday life. In R. S. Wyer Jr. (Ed.), The automaticity of everyday life: Advances in Social Cognition, vol. 10 (pp. 1-61). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
  • Davis, Jerome (1950)  Character Assassination . New York: Philosophical Library,1950
  • Davis, Michael L., and Michael Ferrantino (1996). Towards a positive theory of political rhetoric:
  • Why do politicians lie? Public Choice 88: 1-13.
  • DeFrank, Thomas (2007). Write it when I am gone. Putnam Adult
  • Dolan, Kathleen and Holbrook, Thomas M.  (2001). Knowing versus Caring: The Role of Affect and Cognition in Political Perceptions Kathleen Source: Political Psychology, Vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 27-44
  • Bloch, S., Reddaway, P. (1977) Psychiatric Terror: How Soviet Psychiatry Is Used to Suppress Dissent. New York, Basic Books, 1977.
  • Davidson J.R, Connor K.M., Swartz M. (2006). Mental Illness in U.S. Presidents between 1776 and 1974: a review of biographical sources. The Journal of nervous and mental disease. January, 1941: 47-51.
  • Doron, Gideon, and Uri On (1983). A rational choice model of campaign strategy. In Asher
  • Arian, ed., The Elections in Israel, 1981. Tel Aviv: Ramot Publishing.
  • Frank, Justin (2007). Bush on the Couch Rev Ed: Inside the Mind of the President. NY: Harper
  • Fraser, Steven (1993). Labor Will Rule: Sidney Hillman and the Rise of American Labor, Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
  • Kinder, D. R. (1986). Presidential character revisited. In R. R. Lau & D. O. Sears (Eds.), Political Cognition (pp. 233-255). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
  • LeDoux, J. E. (2000). Emotion circuits in the brain. In Annual Reviews Neuroscience (Vol. 23, pp. 155–184). Palo Alto: Annual Reviews
  • Levy, Paul (2006). The Madness of George W. Bush: A Reflection of Our Collective Psychosis. Authorhouse.
  • Lodge, M., and Steenbergen, M. (1995). The responsive voter: Campaign information and the dynamics of candidate evaluation. American Political Science Review, 89, 309-326.
  • Marcus, George E.; Sullivan, John L.; Theiss-Morse, Elizabeth; Stevens, Daniel. (2005). The Emotional Foundation of Political Cognition: The Impact of Extrinsic Anxiety on the Formation of Political Tolerance Judgments. By: Political Psychology,  Vol. 26 Issue 6, p949-963,
  • Mathews, Nieves (1996).  Francis Bacon: The History of a Character Assassination. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press
  • McGraw, Kathleen M., Edward Hasecke, Kimberly Conger (2003).  Ambivalence, Uncertainty, and Processes of Candidate Evaluation Author(s): Source: Political Psychology, Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 421-448
  • Morris, James P., Nancy K. Squires, Charles S. Taber, Milton Lodge (2003). Activation of Political Attitudes: A Psychophysiological Examination of the Hot Cognition Hypothesis Source: Political Psychology, Vol. 24, No. 4, Special Issue: Neuroscientific Contributions to Political Psychology, Vol 24., Dec., pp. 727-745
  • Munro Robin. (2000). Judicial psychiatry in China and its political abuses. Columbia Journal of Asian Law 14:1-125
  • Pierce, Patrick A. (1993) Political Sophistication and the Use of Candidate Traits in Candidate Evaluation. Political Psychology, Vol. 14, No. 1, (Mar., 1993), pp. 21-35
  • Pancer, S. Mark, Steven D. Brown, Cathy Widdis Barr (1999). Forming Impressions of Political Leaders: A Cross-National Comparison. Political Psychology, Vol. 20, No. 2, (Jun., 1999), pp. 345-368
  • Riker, William H. (1996). The Strategy of Rhetoric: Campaigning for the American Constitution.
  • New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
  • Shlapentokh, Vladimir.  (1986).  Soviet Public Opinion and Ideology. New York: Praeger.
  • Schultz, Cindy and Pancer, S. Mark (1997) Character Attacks and Their Effects on Perceptions of Male and Female Political Candidates Author(s): Source: Political Psychology, Vol. 18, No. 1, (Mar., 1997), pp. 93-102
  • Sigelman, Lee and Mark Kugler Source. Why Is Research on the Effects of Negative Campaigning so Inconclusive? Understanding Citizens’ Perceptions of Negativity (2003). The Journal of Politics, Vol. 65, No. 1, pp. 142-160
  • Simonton, Dean (2006). Presidential IQ openness, Intellectual Brilliance, and Leadership: Estimates and Correlations for 42 U.S. Chief Executives. Political Psychology. 27, 4, 511-526.
  • Skaperdas, Stergios, and Bernard Grofman (1995). Modeling negative campaigning. American Political Science Review 89: 49-61.
  • Soviet Archives at Info-Russ  collected by Vladimir Bukovsky, prepared for electronic publishing by Julia Zaks and Leonid Chernikhov     http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/BUK/GBARC/buk.html
  • Zaller, J. R., & Feldman, S. (1992). A simple theory of the survey response: Answering questions versus revealing preferences. American Journal of Political Science, 36, 579-616.
  • Psychiatric archive: http://psi.ece.jhu.edu/~kaplan/IRUSS/BUK/GBARC/pdfs/psychiat/psy-eng.html

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