States in Mind: Evolution, Coalitional Psychology, and International Politics

  title={States in Mind: Evolution, Coalitional Psychology, and International Politics},
  author={Anthony C Lopez and Rose McDermott and Michael Bang Petersen},
  journal={International Security},
The use of evolutionary models to examine political behavior in international relations has been the subject of much debate, but serious scholarly work has generally been lacking, in part because the causal mechanisms have not always been clearly explicated. An evolutionary psychological framework can correct this deficit and benefit research in at least three major areas of international relations: (1) how political groups such as states are perceived and represented by individuals and groups… Expand
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