Tagged: political personality

South Africa

Summary: Factors accounting for South Africa’s relatively peaceful transition from apartheid state to nonracial democracy, focusing on situational variables and the personality characteristics of South African presidents P.W. Botha, F.W. de Klerk, and Nelson Mandela.

A Key to Success for Obama?

Summary: From Oprah Magazine: “Boring” might not be the first adjective that comes to mind to describe President Barack Obama, but it was “No Drama Obama” who assured the nation with his steady composure and won the White House. Aubrey Immelman, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University in Minnesota, says the variable that most distinguishes Obama from the two previous presidents is conscientiousness.