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By Robert Jervis. Jervis describes the process of perception for example, how decision makers learn from history and then explores common forms of misperception such as overestimating one's influence. He then tests his ideas through a number of important events in international relations from nineteenth- and twentieth-century European history.
Perception and Misperception in International Politics Precis. Jervis analyzes the methods by which decision-makers process information and form, maintain, and change their beliefs about international relations and other actors. Additionally, Jervis examines several common misperceptions of decision-makers. The central argument of deterrence theory is that great dangers arise if an aggressor believes that the status quo powers are weak in capability or resolve, so therefore states must often go to extremes because moderation or conciliation will be seen as weakness. While state A may perceive the purchase of arms by state B to indicate the aggressiveness of state B, state A does not apply this same reasoning to its own purchase of arms.
I n order to examine the origins and consequences of the images that nation-states hold of each other, Theory of International Images emerged. Shortly, Image Theory is a theory of strategic decision making that identifies the primary judgments guiding international images, or stereotypes, and the selection of international policies. Image theorists suggest that ideas about other actors in world affairs are organized into group schemas, or images, with well-defined cognitive elements. It is useful to note here that the terms image and perception can be used interchangeably as I have been doing in my writings. But to be concrete, perception is wider than image.
Zargar, A. Afshin Zargar; Jila Ahmadi. Toggle navigation. Robert Jervis, in "Perceptions and Misperceptions in International Politics," focuses on psychological studies and psychological factors influencing the behavior of foreign policy decision-makers. This is a new hybrid and critical view of psychological theories and explains the results and findings of the study of the perceptions and Misperceptions of international actors. This view examines the perceptions of actors as a viable way to consider politicians' decisions in international developments.
Jervis describes the process of perception for example, how decision makers learn from history and then explores common forms of misperception such as overestimating one's influence. He then tests his ideas through a number of important events in international relations from nineteenth- and twentieth-century European history. Perception and Misperception in International Politics is essential for understanding international relations today. A valuable contribution to the theoretical literature on international relations. The best statement of the psychological position in the literature on international politics. Highly readable, informative, and thought-provoking. The Setting Chapter One.
Skip to search form Skip to main content You are currently offline. Some features of the site may not work correctly. DOI: This study of perception and misperception in foreign policy was a landmark in the application of cognitive psychology to political decision making. The New York Times called it, in an article published nearly ten years after the book's appearance, "the seminal statement of principles underlying political psychology. View PDF. Save to Library.
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