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Psychological Assessment of Presidential Candidates

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ISBN-10: 0415921465

ISBN-13: 9780415921466

Edition: 1998 (Reprint)

Authors: Stanley A. Renshon, Alexander L. George

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Looking back over the last quarter of the 20th-century, Stanley Renshon provides a comprehensive account of how the issue of character has come to dominate presidential campaigns.
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Book details

List price: $52.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/19/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 534
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

He is a professor of political science & coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Program in the Psychology of Social & Political Behavior at the City University of New York Graduate Center & a certified psychoanalyst.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Prologue
Introduction: Frameworks of Analysis
The Psychological Suitability of Presidents in an Era of Doubt
Assessing the Psychological Suitability of Presidential Candidates: Ethical and Theoretical Dilemmas
Psychological Health and Presidential Performance: A Foundation for the Assessment of Psychological Suitability?
Is the Psychological Impairment of Presidents Still A Relevant Concern?
Assessment at a Distance: A Cautionary Case Study of the 1964 Presidential Campaign
Psychological Health in the 1972 Presidential Election: The Case of Thomas F. Eagleton
Toward a Framework for Analyzing Presidential Performance: Some Observations on a Theory of Character
Toward a Theory of Character and Presidential Performance
Character and Judgment in the 1988 Presidential Campaign: A Case Study of Gary Hart
Bill Clinton as a Presidential Candidate: What Did the Public Learn?
William J. Clinton as President: Some Implications of Character for Presidential Performance
The Private Lives of Public Officials: Observations, Dilemmas, and Guidelines
Election Campaigns as a Tool for Assessing the Psychological Suitability of Presidential Candidates
Asking the Right Questions of Presidential Candidates: Some Suggestions and Guidelines
Conclusion: The Good Enough President
Appendix 1: Some Observations on Method: Cases, Data, and Analysis
Appendix 2: A Model of Character: Dynamics, Development, and Implications for Presidential Performance
Appendix 3: Preparing Political Leaders for Power: A Supplement to Assessing Psychological Suitability
Notes
Bibliography
Subject Index
Name Index