Established in 1999, the Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics (USPP) is a collaborative faculty–student research program in the psychology of politics at St. John’s University and the College of St. Benedict in Minnesota, directed by Aubrey Immelman, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology, who specializes in the psychological assessment of presidential candidates and world leaders.
The Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics is operated solely for research and educational purposes. The Unit does not advocate support for or defeat of any candidate for any political office. Political analysis published by the director or research associates of the Unit is the personal opinion of those individuals, based on empirical analysis of personality in politics and the influence of personality traits on high-level leadership.
The mission of the Unit is to conduct psychological assessments of candidates for public office and to disseminate the findings to professionals, the media, and the voting public.
Former USPP website (1999-2008) » http://uspp.csbsju.edu
USPP research reports and analysis (2008-2016) » Immelman.us
USPP on Twitter » @PolPsyProfiling
Announcement: August 22, 2016
Victoria is a 2016 graduate of the College of St. Benedict. Her duties during the fall semester include training students in an undergraduate Personality Psychology course in data collection procedures and coordinating group research projects on the personalities of Democratic and Republican vice-presidential candidates Tim Kaine and Mike Pence. In spring 2017 she will be managing a research project on the psychology of North Korea’s Kim Jong-un.
Victoria works part-time as a Mental Health Associate at St. Cloud Hospital prior to starting graduate school in fall 2017.
Latest updates on this site
May 7, 2017
Jesse Watters vs. psychologist that claims Trump is mentally ill (Watters’ World, Fox News Channel, May 6, 2017) — Yale’s Dr. John Gartner, founder of “Duty to Warn.” (Duration: 06:42)
May 1, 2017
April 28, 2017
The Political Personality of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence. Working paper, Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics, St. John’s University/College of St. Benedict, May 2017. Abstract and link for full-text (19 pages; PDF) download at Digital Commons: http://digitalcommons.csbsju.edu/psychology_pubs/118/
April 1, 2017
Index of psychological studies of U.S. presidents and presidential candidates, foreign leaders, and leading terrorist figures conducted at the Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics » http://personality-politics.org/2017-media-tipsheet/
Work at the Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics is dedicated to the memory of Theodore Millon, Ph.D., D.Sc.