Category: Chris Christie

Clinton on Ballot Tests Voter Views on Gender

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?

Chris Christie

Summary: A psychological analysis (conducted summer 2014 to summer 2015) of New Jersey governor Chris Christie — a contender for the Republican nomination in the 2016 presidential election — by Joe Trenzeluk and Aubrey Immelman, Ph.D., at the Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics, revealed that Christie’s primary personality pattern is Dominant/controlling, with secondary Ambitious/confident and Dauntless/Adventurous features, along with Outgoing/congenial and Contentious/resolute tendencies — a personality composite best characterized as a “dominant, self-confident, risk-taking extravert.”