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DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.15303/rjeap.2016.v7i3.a6

 

6 - A SYSTEMATIC LITERATURE REVIEW OF CURRENT RESEARCH REGARDING THE POLITICIANS' PERSONALITY

Ursula Ana-Maria Nicolae

University of Bucharest, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences

Abstract

In the field of political psychology, the topic concerning politician’s personality is one of great interest because of the influence the politicians’ decisions have on every citizens’ life. In Romania little research have been done regarding this topic. Therefore, I conducted a systematic literature review to find out which is the current state of study on this subject and to clarify the directions and main approaches developed internationally. I identified five research directions, which could fetch a new light over the Romanian Political Psychology field. These are: the analysis of politicians’ work and performance, the cognitive approach in the study of the politicians’ personality, the role of mass-media channels in creating the perception about the politicians’ personality, the study of politicians’ perceived personality traits and the psychological profiling of political leaders.

Keywords:  personality, psychology, behavior, politician. 

 

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