Partial 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.
Category: 2016 Presidential Election
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A preliminary psychological analysis of U.S. vice president Mike Pence revealed that Pence’s primary personality pattern is Conscientious/dutiful, complemented by secondary Dominant/asserting, Ambitious/confident, and Accommodating/cooperative features and a minor Outgoing/congenial tendency. In summary, Pence’s personality composite can be characterized as a “conscientious deliberator.”
Summary: The Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics (USPP) ‘Media Tipsheet’ offers political reporters covering presidential campaigns and elections a psychological perspective on politics.
Summary: Political discourse in the wake of Hillary Clinton’s nomination for president illustrates our country still struggles with gender issues. But is this because we are by nature sexist, or are our brains simply hardwired to be critical of women leaders?
Summary: Donald Trump’s primary personality patterns are ambitious / exploitative (a measure of narcissism), and outgoing / impulsive (a measure of extraversion). Secondarily, Trump exhibits a dominant / controlling pattern, supplemented by dauntless / adventurous and contentious / resolute tendencies — a personality composite best labeled a “high-dominance charismatic.”
2016 Nominating Conventions CNN looks back at eight days of nominating conventions in 150 seconds. 2016 Democratic National Convention (Philadelphia, July 25-29) Photo: Democratic National...
Summary: The Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics (USPP) ‘Media Tipsheet’ offers political reporters looking for a fresh story angle a sometimes unique, often unconventional perspective on politics.
For Trump, It’s About America’s Ego — And His Own By Nancy Benac July 13, 2016 Excerpts WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump was angry: A...
Electoral Map Is a Reality Check to Donald Trump’s Bid By Jonathan Martin and Nate Cohn April 2, 2016 Excerpts In recent head-to-head polls with...