Readership: Political science faculty and graduate students, social psychologists, students enrolled in undergraduate courses on public opinion, political behavior, political psychology, and political parties.
Eric Groenendyk, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Memphis
Eric Groenendyk is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Memphis. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan in 2009. His research investigates the motivations and emotions underlying public opinion and political behavior. His work has appeared in Journal of Politics, Political Behavior, Political Psychology, Communication Research, and Emotion Review.
"In Competing Motives in the Partisan Mind: How Loyalty and Responsiveness Shape Party Identification and Democracy, Eric Groenendyk introduces a new dual motivations theory of political identity.
In contrast to many books related to politics, Groenendyk maintains an academic focus throughout and does not fall prey to fan-dom himself. The analysis remains politically neutral and balanced."
1. A Dual Motivations Theory
2. Identity Justification: Identifying with the "Lesser of Two Evils"
3. Identity Justification: Issue Reprioritization
4. Cognitive Resources and Resistance to Identity Change
5. Motivation and Measurement Error
6. The Paradox of Partisan Responsiveness
7. Motivation and Democracy