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under the influence of strong passions, such as anger, fear, hope, generosity, empathy, and moral indignation - which are in turn sustained by such cognitive processes as memory, learning, and the fixa- tion of belief. Regrettably, the role of passion in politics is usually overlooked by politologists, particularly those of the rational-choice persuasion. It is, how- ever, occasionally studied by social psychologists. For example, Sears and Funk (1990) found that, in the United States, self-interest seldom determines public opinion or voting behaviour. Psychological