Psychological Assessment of Political Leaders With Profiles of Saddam Hussein and Bill Clinton

ISBN-10: 0472068385

ISBN-13: 9780472068388

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Authors: Jerrold M. Post
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List price: $37.50
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 3/23/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Dr Jerrold M. Post is Professor of Psychiatry, Political Psychology and International Affairs and director of the Political Psychology Program at George Washington University. Dr Post previously worked with the Central Intelligence Agency, where he was the founding director of the Center for the Analysis of Personality and Political Behavior. He played the lead role in developing the Camp David profiles of Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat for President Jimmy Carter and initiated the US government program for the study of the psychology of terrorism. In recognition of his leadership at the center, Dr Post was awarded the Intelligence Medal of Merit in 1979. He received the Nevitt Sanford Award from the International Society of Political Psychology in 2002 for distinguished professional contributions to political psychology. He has testified before the Senate and the House on his political psychology profile of Saddam Hussein and on the psychology of terrorism, and he has presented to the UN International Atomic Energy Agency on the psychology of weapons-of-mass-destruction terrorism. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences' Committee on Deterrence in the 21st Century.

Preface
Profiling Political Leaders: An Introduction
Leader Personality Assessment in Government and Academia
Assessing Leaders' Personalities: A Historical Survey of Academic Research Studies
Leader Personality Assessments in Support of Government Policy
Methods for Assessing Leader Personalities: An Introduction
The Search for Causal Mechanisms
Integrated Personality Study
Assessing Leaders at a Distance: The Political Personality Profile
Psychoanalytic Assessments of Character and Performance in Presidents and Candidates: Some Observations on Theory and Method
Trait Analyses
Verbal Behavior and Personality Assessment
Measuring the Motives of Political Actors at a Distance
Assessing Leadership Style: Trait Analysis
Cognitive Analyses
Profiling the Operational Codes of Political Leaders
Assessing Integrative Complexity at a Distance: Archival Analyses of Thinking and Decision Making
Applications: William Jefferson Clinton and Saddam Hussein-An Introduction
The Construction of Causal Stories about Political Leaders
William Jefferson Clinton
William Jefferson Clinton's Psychology
William Jefferson Clinton: Personality Traits and Motivational Biases
General Personality Traits and Ego Defense
Motivations and Mediation of Self-Other Relationships
William Jefferson Clinton's Leadership Style
William Jefferson Clinton: Beliefs and Integrative Complexity
Operational Code Beliefs and Object Appraisal
President Clinton: Cognitive Manager in Trouble
Saddam Hussein
Saddam Hussein of Iraq: A Political Psychology Profile
Saddam Hussein: Personality Traits and Motivational Biases
General Personality Traits and Ego Defenses
Motivations and Mediation of Self-Other Relationships
Saddam Hussein's Leadership Style
Saddam Hussein: Beliefs and Integrative Complexity
Operational Code Beliefs and Object Appraisal
Saddam Hussein's Integrative Complexity under Stress
Conclusion
Assessing Political Leaders in Theory and in Practice
References
Contributors
Index
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