The Psychological Citizen

How does a child become a citizen, capable of social, economic, and political participation in a society?  This question has historically been addressed by social philosophers and political scientists, but I believe psychological science has important contributions to make in answering this question. In this section, you find the start of my efforts to address this question, using the concepts of “psychological citizen”, “psychological social contract” and “cultural carriers”.

Book Chapters

Moghaddam, F.M., & Harre, R. (1996). Psychological limitations to political revolutions: An application of social reduction theory. In Hasslelberg, E., Martienessen, L., & Radtke, F. (Eds.), Der Dialogbegriff am Ende des 20 (The Concept of Dialogue at the End of the 20th Century) (pp. 230-240). Berlin: Hegel Institute.
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Moghaddam, F. M., Salas-Schweikart, R., & Schneider, M. (2023). The Democratic Citizen, Political Plasticity and National Development: A Psychological Perspective. Psychology and Developing Societies, 35(2), 302–323.
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Moghaddam, F.M. (2016). The Psychology of Democracy. The Journal of Oriental Studies, 26, 125-138.
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Zimbardo, P., Breckenridge, J., & Moghaddam, F.M. (2013). Exclusive and Inclusive Visions of Heroism and Democracy Current Psychology, 32 (3), 221-233.
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Breckenridge, J.M, & Moghaddam, F.M. (2012). Globalization and a Conservative Dilemma: Economic Openness and Retributive Policies. Journal of Social Issues, 68 (3), 559-570.
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Moghaddam, F.M. (2008). The psychological citizen and the two concepts of social contract: A preliminary analysis. Political Psychology, 29 (6), 881-901.
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Moghaddam, F.M., & Crystal, D.S. (1997). Revolutions, samurai, and reductions: The paradoxes of change and continuity in Iran and Japan. Political Psychology, 18 (2), 355-384.
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