The “Big Two” in citizens’ perceptions of politicians.

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(Book chapter)


Publication Details

Author(s): Bruckmüller S, Methner N
Editor(s): A. E. Abele & B. Wojciszke
Title edited volumes: Agency and Communion in Social Psychology
Publisher: Routledge
Publishing place: London
Publication year: 2018
Pages range: 154-166
Language: English


Abstract

Bruckmüller and Methner integrate research from political science with
(social) psychological research. They address the question how different
personal characteristics that citizens ascribe to politicians shape the
evaluation of politicians, political communication, and voting
behavior. On the one hand, decades of social psychological research into
how people form impressions of others have suggested two fundamental
dimensions of social perception and judgment (agency and communion, or
the “Big Two”). On the other hand, several models have been developed in
political science and political psychology to conceptualize voters’
impressions of politicians as important predictors of evaluation and
vote choice. Bruckmüller and Methner point out parallels between these
models across disciplines. They illustrate how a Big Two framework
provides new insights into voters’ perceptions of politicians as well as
into political communication. They also exemplify how studying
politicians and political communication can enhance social
psychologists’ understanding of basic processes of person perception in
general, and the Big Two in particular.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Bruckmüller, Susanne Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Sozialpsychologie mit Schwerpunkt Gender und Diversity
Methner, Nicole
Lehrstuhl für Sozialpsychologie mit Schwerpunkt Gender und Diversity


How to cite

APA:
Bruckmüller, S., & Methner, N. (2018). The “Big Two” in citizens’ perceptions of politicians. In A. E. Abele & B. Wojciszke (Eds.), Agency and Communion in Social Psychology. (pp. 154-166). London: Routledge.

MLA:
Bruckmüller, Susanne, and Nicole Methner. "The “Big Two” in citizens’ perceptions of politicians." Agency and Communion in Social Psychology. Ed. A. E. Abele & B. Wojciszke, London: Routledge, 2018. 154-166.

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