The American presidency has evolved into a role with great domestic and international power. The accompanying pressures on a president can readily expose his strengths and vulnerabilities. We will study the presidencies of Clinton, Obama, and Trump with this in mind. Using a framework created by Dr. Fred Greenstein and insights from psycho-biographers such as Dr. John D. Gartner, we will compare these presidencies to those of Lincoln, Johnson, and Nixon. We will focus on traits like emotional intelligence, cognitive style, political leadership, and interpersonal relatedness.
LEADER: David Brown is a licensed clinical psychologist in New Jersey who practiced for forty-five years and has long been interested in the intersection of personality and politics.
WEDNESDAYS: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 8 weeks: September 26 through November 14
LOCATION: Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville