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Cleavages of Political Values among Generations in Brazil — July 11, 1997
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This article was written by Professor of Psychology Fabián Echegaray, Professor of Sociology Paulo Krischke, and Director of Institutional Ethics Aluir Toso. All three researchers are at the Universidad Federal de Santa Cantarina. They posit and provide supporting theory and data that values which are postmaterialist (emphasizing psychological well-being and self-actualization) as opposed to materialist (emphasizing materialistic goods) are more likely to be displayed by younger than older Brazilians and by those with higher than lower social class. Thus older, lower class Brazilians will be most materialist and younger, higher class Brazilians will be most postmaterialist. The paper was presented at the III Conference on Political Behavior in Brazil and Latin America, Florianopolis, June 11-13, 1997.

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The "As Ifs" of Political Psychology — July 11, 1997
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This paper describes different concepts of "as if" that are basic to political psychology for descriptive and inferential analysis.

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Theory and Practice in the Career of Fernando Henrique Cardoso: Part II — July 11, 1997
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This is the second installment of an analysis of a man who was both a scholar of politics and the political leader of his country. (See IBPP, Vol. 2, No. 10.) The article was written by Dr. Ted Goertzel of Rutgers University. Dr. Goertzel can be reached at goertzel@crab.rutgers.edu.

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Kenya: The Psychology of Collateral Damage — July 11, 1997
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The author discusses the Kenyan government's use of violence when dealing with demonstrators.

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Trends. NATO Expansion: The Ins and the Outs of It — July 11, 1997
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With NATO leaders in Madrid inviting Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary to join the alliance, there is still controversy. This controversy concerns not only which countries should be invited to join now and in the future, but also whether NATO should be expanded at all.