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THE POLITICAL BRAIN The Role of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation

by | Read by Anthony Heald

Contemporary Culture • 16.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2007

Everyone likes to think that people vote rationally after having carefully considered a variety of policies and chosen the best ones. Sadly, that is not the case, says psychologist Drew Westen. He believes he has proven that voters respond emotionally and will subconsciously ignore facts and other information that contradict their selection or preference. Westen describes the psychology then gives examples of politicians who are successful in creating an emotional bond with voters and those who fail. Anthony Heald’s well-paced narration gives the listener time to digest the book’s complex ideas. His voice is strong and clear, and his diction is superb. As election day 2008 approaches, this discussion is worth the investment of time. J.B.B. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 08]



Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2007

CS ISBN 978-1-4332-0891-1 $29.95 • Twelve cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4332-0892-8 $29.95 • Thirteen CDs


DD ISBN $31.47


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2007

CS ISBN 978-1-4332-0889-8 $85.95 • Twelve cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4332-0890-4 $108.00 • Thirteen CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4332-0893-5 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN $49.95

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