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We are pleased to announce the launch of a new website on the psychology of politics, focusing on the role of leader personality in the realm of politics – including campaigns, elections, and executive leadership style.

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Established in 1999, the Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics (USPP) is a collaborative faculty–student research program in the psychology of politics at St. John’s University and the College of St. Benedict in Minnesota, directed by Aubrey Immelman, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology, who specializes in the psychological assessment of presidential candidates and world leaders.

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Purpose

The Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics is operated solely for research and educational purposes. The Unit does not advocate support for or defeat of any candidate for any political office. Political analysis published by the director or research associates of the Unit is the personal opinion of those individuals, based on empirical analysis of personality in politics and the influence of personality traits on high-level leadership.

Mission

The mission of the Unit is to conduct psychological assessments of candidates for public office and to disseminate the findings to professionals, the media, and the voting public.

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Former (1999-2008) USPP website » http://uspp.csbsju.edu/

New (2016- ) USPP website » http://personality-politics.org/

USPP on Twitter » @PolPsyProfiling

USPP director Aubrey Immelman with 2016 summer research fellows Marcus Langley, Rylee Pool, and Anna Faerber.

 

Announcement: August 22, 2016

Thesis-2016_Victoria-BeachVictoria Beach, B.A. Psychology (magna cum laude), has been appointed Director of Undergraduate Research at the Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics for the 2016-17 academic year.

Victoria is a 2016 graduate of the College of St. Benedict. Her duties during the fall semester include training students in an undergraduate Personality Psychology course in data collection procedures and coordinating group research projects on the personalities of Democratic and Republican vice-presidential candidates Tim Kaine and Mike Pence.

Victoria works part-time as a Mental Health Associate at St. Cloud Hospital prior to starting graduate school in fall 2017.

 


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2016 Democratic National Convention (Philadelphia, July 25-29)

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2016 Republican National Convention (Cleveland, July 18-21)


The Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, site of the 2016 Republican National Convention, July 18-21. (Photos: Aubrey Immelman)


Cuyahoga riverfront adjacent to the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, site of the 2016 Republican National Convention, July 18-21. (Photos: Aubrey Immelman)

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