Politics and Psychology: A Two-Way Street

  • William F. Stone
  • Paul E. Schaffner


Long before social psychology became a science, political philosophers sought an answer to the question, What is the social nature of man? They well knew, as Vico (1725) observed, that “governments must conform to the nature of the men governed” (G. Allport, 1954, p. 3).


Behavior Setting Personal Character Political Behavior Political World Political Psychology 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • William F. Stone
    • 1
  • Paul E. Schaffner
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of MaineOronoUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyBowdoin CollegeBrunswickUSA

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