Session 8: Personality and Politics (Aug 4-5)

Egg Harbor, WI US
August 4, 2016 to August 5, 2016

Political Psychology addresses the nexus between politics and psychology- what leads leaders to lead, followers to follow? How can ordinary people perpetrate extra-ordinary evil?  This symposium will survey the field of political psychology, the interdiscipline concerned with the connection between political and psychological processes. Consideration will be given to influences on political behavior from the perspective of the individual, the group, the organization, and the nation-state. Special consideration will be given to the psychology of political terrorism, crisis decision making, and the psychology of international conflict and the need for enemies.

Thursday History and basic concepts; Political and clinical personality types; Transactional leadership; Transformational leadership; Charismatic leader-follower relationships

Friday Political terrorism; Groupthink and crisis decision making; Psychopolitics of hatred; Destructive obedience and genocide

Accreditation and Designation of Credit:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditstm. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 8 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

The Medical College of Wisconsin is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. MCW maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity contains content or processes that may be potentially stressful.

The Medical College of Wisconsin is registered with the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation as a Continuing Education Sponsor for social workers (license number 159-000664).

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

Tuition includes course materials and continental breakfast.

Purchase an additional 5 DAY session and receive a $100.00 discount. Use coupon code: +DCSI

Please note: A $10.00 non-refundable processing fee is assessed on registrations.



Target Audience

This advanced seminar is geared to mental health and health professionals.

Learning Objectives

  1. Review the psychology of political leadership and leader-follower relationships
  2. Comprehend the typology of leader personalities and the manner they influence decision making
  3. Grasp the psychology of terrorism and genocide
  4. Understand how political socialization impacts the development of political identity from the psychobiographic perspective


Additional information


Brenda Konczal
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-7250
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.00 AAFP
    AAFP credit.
  • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 8.00 APA
    APA credit.
  • 8.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
08/04/2016 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
08/05/2016 - 12:15pm CDT
The Landmark Resort and Conference Center
4929 Landmark Drive
Egg Harbor, WI 54209
United States

The Landmark Resort

4929 Landmark Drive
Egg Harbor, Wisconsin 54209
Reservations (800) 273-7877


Jerrold Post, MD, is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, Political Psychology, and Inter-national Affairs at George Washington University. Prior to his position there, he had a 21-year career with the CIA, where he founded and directed the Center for the Analysis of Personality and Political Behavior, providing assessments of foreign leadership and decision making for the President and other senior officials to prepare for high level negotiations and for use in crisis situations. Dr. Post is author of several books including, Narcissism and Politics: Dreams of Glory, and The Mind of the Terrorist: The Psychology of Terrorism from the IRA to al-Qaeda.

All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Available Credit

  • 8.00 AAFP
    AAFP credit.
  • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 8.00 APA
    APA credit.
  • 8.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.


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