Tagged: political psychology

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.

Ted Cruz and Donald Trump prepare for Indiana primary

Political Armageddon: Ted Cruz Braces for Final Battle on Day of Judgement in Indiana Primary

Summary: The Republican primary in Indiana is a must-win for Ted Cruz if he is to have any prospect of preventing Donald Trump from reaching the 1,237 delegates required to secure the Republican nomination for president on the first ballot at the Republican National Convention. Who will win the Indiana primary election? The Personal Electability Index (PEI), developed by Aubrey Immelman at the Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics (USPP), projects that Donald Trump will beat Ted Cruz in the Indiana Republican primary. … Update: Sen. Ted Cruz had harsh words for rival Donald Trump on the day of the Indiana primary, calling him “a pathological liar … straight out of a psychology textbook,” “utterly amoral,” “a narcissist at a level I don’t think this country’s ever seen,” “an arrogant buffoon,” and “a serial philanderer … [who] describes his own battles with venereal diseases as his own personal Vietnam.”