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Summary: The consequences of President Donald Trump’s “Save America Rally” speech could have been foreseen, but impeachment is the riskiest response.

Summary: “The Personality Profile and Leadership Style of U.S. President Donald J. Trump in Office” was presented at the annual meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology in Berlin, July 14-16, 2020.

Summary: Predicting President Donald Trump’s likely response to Iran’s anticipated retaliation for the targeted killing of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force commander Gen. Qasem Soleimani, based on studies of Trump’s personality profile and leadership style conducted at the Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics.

Summary: Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have their first face-to-face encounter on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. … Political-psychological profiles of Putin and Trump.

Summary: A dossier on Donald Trump’s psychological makeup is being prepared for Russian President Vladimir Putin ahead of their leadership summit.

Jan 31st, 2017

Summary: The Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy & Civic Engagement is hosting a panel discussion on “Donald Trump: What Will Happen in the Next Four Years.”

Jan 23rd, 2017

Summary: The leadership style of U.S. president Donald Trump may be summarized as follows: an active-positive presidential character with mobilization as his key leadership asset; a charismatic, nondeliberative leadership style; and a high-dominance, extraverted, influential foreign policy orientation.

Summary: The Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics has released political-psychological assessments of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the Democratic and Republican candidates, respectively, in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.