Current Events and the Psychology of Politics

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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 psychological assessment of Donald Trump determined that he is not a malignant narcissist.

Summary: Psychological analysis of Donald Trump’s temperament sheds light on his fitness for office as president. The two personality traits of greatest concern are impulsiveness and responding aggressively to personal slights.

Summary: In response to the “Access Hollywood” sex video firestorm, Donald Trump — consistent with his personality profile, which is nearly identical to Bill Clinton’s — has vowed not to drop out of the presidential race under any circumstances.

Summary: Donald Trump’s temperament has emerged as a major campaign issue in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Analysis of Trump’s temperament sheds light on his fitness for office as president.

Summary: Handicapping the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the 2016 U.S. presidential election cycle, employing the key presidential character traits identified by the American National Election Studies — competence, leadership, integrity, and empathy — and psychological profiles of Clinton and Trump, based on research conducted at the Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics.