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Understanding political psychology and its importance to the Malaysian politics

Mohamad, Khairul Azmi and Othman, Nooraini and Ali, Mazlan (2020) Understanding political psychology and its importance to the Malaysian politics. Journal of Politics and Law, 13 (3). pp. 74-79. ISSN 1913-9047

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/jpl.v13n3p74


This paper intends to describe political psychology and the importance of the subject matter to the Malaysian politics. Political studies in Malaysia are largely based on political science, political sociology and socio-political analysis. It is a high time that political environment and issues in Malaysia to be looked upon from a psychological perspective. It is important because the discipline will allow the understanding of why political leaders think and behave in a certain manner. It will also allow the appreciation of voters’ behaviour. These perspectives will enrich our ability to understand politics from different roots. In the context of Malaysia, studying political psychology will help to enhance the understanding of many variables related to the practice of politics in this country. The interactions between politics and psychology particularly the impact of psychology to politics would be an interesting study. As far as Malaysia is concerned, a deeper understanding on political psychology will help leaders to appreciate the nerves and needs of the people and they should put every effort to fulfil their aspirations. Political psychology should help to unfold the minds of the political actors as well as the voters.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:political psychology, Malaysian politics, political leadership, political behaviour
Subjects:J Political Science > JC Political theory
T Technology > T Technology (General) > T58.5-58.64 Information technology
Divisions:Perdana School of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy
ID Code:91125
Deposited By: Yanti Mohd Shah
Deposited On:31 May 2021 21:47
Last Modified:31 May 2021 21:47

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