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GVPT 170-Second Exam 19:12 Political Culture and Political Socialization Political Culture o Definition A broad set of norms and values about what is acceptable,  appropriate, or desirable in politics and society A patterned set of ways of thinking about how politics and government  should be conducted An important part of a nation’s identity Has continuity and changes slowly o US political culture Empirical findings Relative strength Contradictions Subculture differences Literary expressions (Horatio Alger) o Political Socialization Definition Significance Process  Political Efficacy o One’s beliefs about their influence in politics Internal efficacy-control over one’s own destiny External efficacy-influence one’s surroundings, including politics
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Unformatted text preview: Definition of Political Socialization o Process through which people acquire political beliefs and attachments o How an individual learns the relevant political values, norms, and practices of their political system Party Identification o Cognitive affiliation-learned, attachment o Perceptual screen Political events and conditions one pays attention to How they are perceived How they are interpreted Whether or how they are remembered How a person responds to them Public Opinion o Definition o Public opinion does NOT equal survey results Heisenberg uncertainty principle Question bias Interviewer bias Sampling error Temporal limitations o Be an informed consumer 19:12 19:12...
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