Suedfeld's Political Psychology Research

In general, political psychology examines various individual factors of political figures (e.g., traits, motives, decision strategies, etc.) and their relation to success or failure in the political sphere. "Political" is interpreted broadly and does not limit analyses to high-level politicians like prime ministers, presidents, and members of parliamentary entities. Theories in political psychology can and have been derived from, and applied to, virtually every situation wherein decisions must be made for the many on the part of a few.
Peter Suedfeld's research into political psychology began with more general research into intra-organizational interactions, group decision-making, leadership styles, and such. These initial contributory avenues of inquiry may be seen in Suedfeld's earliest relevant publications. Currently, Suedfeld's political psychology research looks mainly at leaders or political organizations during times of crisis or other critical decision-making points. Other work examines the public opinions of leaders who have experienced either extreme popularity or criticism, or both at different times.

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