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The Psychological Assessment of Presidential Candidates.

Author: Stanley A Renshon
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looking back over the past 25 years, Stanley Renshon explores how the issue of character has come to dominate presidential campaigns. Drawing on his clinical and political science training, Renshon has devised a theory which allows the public to evaluate the qualities of presidential candidates.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Renshon, Stanley A.
Psychological Assessment of Presidential Candidates.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley A Renshon
ISBN: 9781135265281 1135265283
OCLC Number: 861081395
Description: 1 online resource (534 pages)
Contents: Cover; The Psychological Assessment of Presidential Candidates; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Prologue; Introduction: Does the President's Character Still Matter?; Part I The Concept of Psychological Suitability; One The Psychological Suitability of Presidents in an Era of Doubt; Two Assessing the Psychological Suitability of Presidential Candidates: Ethical and Theoretical Dilemmas; Part II Assessing the Psychological Health of Presidential Candidates. Three Psychological Health and Presidential Performance: A Foundation for the Assessment of Psychological Suitability?Four Is the Psychological Impairment of Presidents Still a Relevant Concern?; Five Assessment at a Distance: A Cautionary Case Study of the 1964 Presidential Campaign; Six Psychological Health in the 1972 Presidential Election: The Case of Thomas F. Eagleton; Part III Character and Presidential Performance: Theory and Assessment; Seven Toward a Framework for Analyzing Presidential Performance: Some Observations on a Theory of Character. Eight Toward a Theory of Character and Presidential PerformanceNine Character and Judgment in the 1988 Presidential Campaign: A Case Study of Gary Hart; Ten Bill Clinton as a Presidential Candidate: What Did the Public Learn?; Eleven William J. Clinton as President: Some Implications of Character for Presidential Performance; Part IV Assessing Psychological Suitability: The Role of the Press and Presidential Campaigns; Twelve The Private Lives of Public Officials: Observations, Dilemmas, and Guidelines. Thirteen Election Campaigns as a Tool for Assessing the Psychological Suitability of Presidential CandidatesPart V Assessing Psychological Suitability: Some Applications; Fourteen Asking the Right Questions of Presidential Candidates: Some Suggestions and Guidelines; Fifteen Conclusion: The Good Enough President; Appendix 1 Some Observations on Method: Cases, Data, and Analysis; Appendix 2 A Model of Character: Dynamics, Development, and Implications for Presidential Performance; Appendix 3 Preparing Political Leaders for Power: A Supplement to Assessing Psychological Suitability; Notes.

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Looking back over the past 25 years, Stanley Renshon explores how the issue of character has come to dominate presidential campaigns. Drawing on his clinical and political science training, Renshon has devised a theory which allows the public to evaluate the qualities of presidential candidates.

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