Unformatted text preview: – Hyperpartisanship and party polarization can have drastic negative effects • Presidential character • James David Barber classifies presidents on two dimensions: their energy level (passive or active) and their orientation toward life (positive or negative) • Classifying presidential personality – Expectation that knowing about presidential personalities will help explain or predict presidential behavior • Barber’s typology of presidential character • Presidential character, cont’d. • Presidential style : image projected by the president that represents how he would like to be perceived at home and abroad – Used by presidents to differentiate themselves from other presidents – Public perceives differences in these traits...
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- Fall '14
- President of the United States, presidential character, presidential personality