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Archive for February, 2016


Summary: Aubrey Immelman, Ph.D., director of the Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics, projects the winner of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, employing the Personal Electability Index (PEI), which has accurately predicted the outcome of every presidential election since 1996 before Super Tuesday.



Summary: On Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, Daniel James (Danny) Heinrich of Annandale, Minn., who has been named as a “person of interest” in the October 1989 abduction of Jacob Wetterling, appeared in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis on child pornography charges. Heinrich entered “not guilty” pleas on all charges. His trial was scheduled for July 11, 2016.



Summary: A psychological analysis of Florida senator Marco Rubio — 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 Rubio’s primary personality pattern is Ambitious / confident and Outgoing / congenial, with secondary Conscientious / respectful and Accommodating / cooperative features. In summary, Rubio’s personality composite can be characterized as an “ambitious and charming, cautious pleaser.”