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Nehemia Geva

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Associate Professor
Areas of Speciality
  • International Relations
  • Methods
Contact
  • (979) 845-1457
  • n-geva@tamu.edu
  • LASB 316
Professional Links

Research Interests

  • The areas of foreign policy decision making and political cognition (perceptions, information processing and images in politics)
  • The roles of affect and emotions in political decisions
  • Public reactions to military interventions and collateral damage

Biography

Dr. Nehemia Geva’s research interests are in the areas of foreign policy decision making and political cognition (perceptions, information processing and images in politics). His current research projects address (1) the role of affect and emotions in political decisions and (2) public reactions to military interventions and collateral damage. His research methodology emphasizes experiments and computer simulations. He developed the DecTracer, a multi-lingual web- based process tracer that has been used in experimental studies in the US, South Korea and Israel.

Dr. Geva’s research in the area of foreign policy decision making in collaboration with Dr. Alex Mintz led to the development of the poliheuristic theory of foreign policy, which they published in the co-edited book Decision Making on War and Peace: The Cognitive-Rational Debate, and in the American Political Science Review. His newer work on the cognitive calculus model of political decisions is published in the Journal of Conflict Resolution and in International Interactions. He recently contributed a chapter to the book on Intergroup Conflicts and Their Resolution: Social Psychological Perspective” (co-authored with C. Sirin). His previous publications address issues in democratic peace Journal of Conflict Resolution, Political Psychology, International Interactions, and include chapters on applications of “prospect theory” in international relations and the use of the decision making approach and experimental methods in American politics Journal of Politics (co-authored with M. Chin and J. Bond).

Dr. Geva teaches undergraduate classes in foreign policy decision making and research methods and graduate seminars on cognition and emotion in international relations as well as a course in experimental methods.

Courses Taught

Undergraduate courses

  • POLS 209: Introduction to Political Science Research
  • POLS 429: Issues in World Politics
  • POLS 439: Foreign Policy Decision Making
  • POLS 481: Senior Research Seminar

Graduate courses

  • POLS 606: Advanced Research Methods for Political Scientists
  • POLS 633: Seminar in Foreign and Security Policy

Representative Publications

Co-edited book, Decision Making on War and Peace: The Cognitive-Rational Debate, and in the American Political Science Review. His newer work on the cognitive calculus model of political decisions is published in the Journal of Conflict Resolution and in International Interactions. He recently contributed a chapter to the book on Intergroup Conflicts and Their Resolution: Social Psychological Perspective” (co-authored with C. Sirin). His previous publications address issues in democratic peace Journal of Conflict Resolution, Political Psychology, International Interactions, and include chapters on applications of “prospect theory” in international relations and the use of the decision making approach and experimental methods in American politics Journal of Politics (co-authored with M. Chin and J. Bond).