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The psychological assessment of presidential candidates

Author: Stanley Allen Renshon
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 1998.
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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. He traces two  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Allen Renshon
ISBN: 0415921465 9780415921466
OCLC Number: 39007072
Notes: Originally published: New York : New York University Press, ©1996.
Description: xviii, 515 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Does the President's Character Still Matter? Part 1: The Concept of Psychological Suitability. The Psychological Suitability of Presidents in an Era of Doubt. Assessing the Psychological Suitability of Presidential Candidates: Ethical and Theoretical Dilemmas. Part 2: Assessing the Psychological Health of Presidential Candidates. 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. Part 3: Character and Presidential Performance: Theory and Assessment. Toward a Framework for Analyzing Presidential Performance: Some Observations on a Theory of Character. Toward a Theory of Character and Presidential Performance. Character and Judgement 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. Part 4: Assessing Psychological Suitability: The Role of the Press and Presidential Campaigns. The Private Lives of Public Officials: Observations, Dilemmas and Guidelines. Election Campaigns as a Tool for Assessing the Psychological Suitability of Presidential Candidates. Part 5: Assessing Psychological Suitability: Some Applications. Asking the Right Questions of Presidential Candidates: Some Suggestions and Guidelines. Conclusion: The Good Enough President.
Responsibility: Stanley A. Renshon ; with a foreword by Alexander L. George.
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