Students of international politics have long recognised that human behaviour is largely shaped by how reality is perceived, diagnosed and evaluated, and that comprehending decision-makers’ cognition of reality is crucial for understanding their behaviour (Jervis 1976). In fact, the cognitive approach to international politics is based on these premises. The difference between various cognitive schools lies in their identification of the locus of the most crucial cognitive variables. In this respect the most widely used variables have been beliefs, images, perceptions, and values.
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