Attributions and International Political Conflict — May 22, 1998
This article highlights the relevance of some recent research on psychological attribution processes to the prevention, development, maintenance, exacerbation, and attenuation of international political conflict.
Cognitive Complexity and the International Monetary Fund: An $18 Billion Question — May 22, 1998
This article describes two common political positions on the Clinton Administration's proposal to allocate an additional $18 billion to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and then offers a less common position. The three positions may be differentiated by the psychological construct of cognitive complexity.
The Return of Godzilla: Political Psychology and Monsters — May 22, 1998
This article describes two political psychological functions of monsters in the movies, especially movie series.
The author discusses a potential national security problem concerning a myriad of stories about (1) Chinese military intelligence funneling funds to the Democratic National and (2) antecedent, concurrent, and/or subsequent decisions to facilitate Chinese launching of US commercial satellites; and (3) the consequences of (1) and (2).
Trends. Change of Government in Indonesia: The Reinforcing and Shattering of Myths — May 22, 1998
The author discusses mythbusting in relation to Asian democracy.