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"Sept. 11 shock wave hits college classes" by Michelle Tan. St. Cloud Times, September 10, 2002, Special Edition, p. 7.

"'Ventura factor' may aid Arpaio" by Tom Zoellner. The Arizona Republic, March 3, 2002.
[See also "Arpaio's big decision" by Michael Chow, The Arizona Republic.]

"Getting to know the inner man: Bush turns out to be somewhat plain and simple, which is why the public likes him -- Plain and simple" by Bill Whalen., February 15, 2002.

"Hijacker shared self-sacrificing traits of Nader, Mother Teresa, professor says" by Kirsti Marohn. St. Cloud Times, November 1, 2001, p. 1A. [Read annotated commentary]

"In time for Halloween: Something scary" by Yvonne Zipter. Windy City Times, October 17, 2001.

"A dominant Giuliani keeps New York's fear under control" by Jessica McBride. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, September 12, 2001, p. 14A.

"Terrorists strike U.S. psychological core, make citizens feel vulnerable" by Sarah Colburn.  St. Cloud Times, September 12, 2001, p. 15A.

"Political image: Does my campaign look lame in this?" by John Morrish. The Independent on Sunday, June 24, 2001, p. 21.

"The fine art of jumping ship" by Martin Miller and Lynn Smith. The Los Angeles Times, May 28, 2001, Part 5, p. 1.

"Clinton is speaking circuit's star attraction" by Joan Walters. The Hamilton Spectator, April 28, 2001.

"It won't ease Bubba's stain: Pundits" by Rita Delfiner.  The New York Post, February 14, 2001, p. 4.

"The business of being president" by Aimee Welch. Insight on the News, February 12, 2001.

"Stocks and sore losers: Gore slips in opinion polls" by Justin Torres., December 6, 2000.
[Note: Article misattributes characterization of Gore as "whiny and seemingly duplicitous" to Immelman]

"Fears of the 'loser' label begin to surface" by Mary Leonard. The Boston Globe, December 7, 2000, p. A53.

"Dealing with the trauma of defeat" by Jon Steinman. South Florida Sun-Sentinel, December 4, 2000, p. 1A.

"Gore, Bush likely to avoid any thoughts of losing" by Jon Steinman. The Orlando Sentinel, December 3, 2000, p. A 22.

"Bush, Gore both acting presidential in struggle for supremacy" by Terrence Hunt. The Associated Press, November 30, 2000.  [See The Standard-Times Online; Corpus Christi Caller-Times Online; Potsdamer Neucote Nachrichten]

"Turnabout probably would be 'fair play' if roles reversed" by Bill Walsh. The Times-Picayune (New Orleans), November 28, 2000, p. A8.

"Candidates cope differently with sting of defeat" by Jennifer Arend. Arlington Morning News, November 19, 2000, pp. 1A, 6A.

"Why W. won't stop an emerging Democratic majority: The spirit of '76" by John B. Judis. The New Republic, November 6, 2000.

"Gore is battling history: Only three veep's have vaulted to presidency from no. 2 role" by Richard A. Ryan, The Detroit News, October 22, 2000, p. A13.

"Gore, Bush debate turns feisty -- but not nasty -- as race enters final weeks" by William E. Gibson. Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), October 18, 2000. [Also published as "Now . . . it's on to the election"]

"Heat of campaign gets to Bush, Gore: Close presidential race leads to verbal missteps" by Jill Lawrence. USA Today, October 9, 2000, p. 6A.

"Voters' motives" by Kym Liebler. Click! (Epotec online magazine). Posted Oct. 9, 2000. []

"Vice presidential hopefuls face off: New format for their single TV debate tonight" by Tamara Lytle. The Record (Northern New Jersey), October 5, 2000.

"Vice presidential debate likely to focus assaults on top of tick" by Tamara Lytle. Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), October 5, 2000.

"Cheney, Lieberman debate tonight" by Tamara Lytle. The Daily Camera, October 5, 2000.

"Debates' stars won't be there" by Tamara Lytle. The Orlando Sentinel, October 5, 2000.

"At first blush these guys are really shy: Minnesota's U.S. Senate hopefuls say 'workhorse' often better than 'showhorse' by Dane Smith. Minneapolis Star Tribune, October 2, 2000, p. 1A.

"Lieberman bares the softer side of Gore" by Matea Gold. Los Angeles Times, October 1, 2000, p. A22.

"Behind the rhetoric: At long last, mental health has made it to the Hill" by Sarah Blustain. Psychology Today, October 2000, pp. 48-55.

"What the debates won't tell you: Bush and Gore on digital music" by Julene Snyder. The Industry Standard's BEAT SHEET (A Weekly Report on the Convergence of Music and the Net), August 29, 2000.

"Bush's easy manner hides complex personality" by Edward-Isaac Dovere. The Hill, July 30, 2000, p. 35

"Psychological profiling predicts behavior of Gore, Bush in office" by Miles Benson (Newhouse News Service). The Times-Picayune (New Orleans), April 4, 2000, p. A10.

"Psych professor, students try to get inside candidates' heads" by Miles Benson. Newhouse News Service, April 4, 2000.

"Democrats see coattails of Cellucci as no factor" by Tim Connolly. Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), March 11, 2000,  p. A3.

"Cate-Gore-izing candidates" by Susan Campbell. The Hartford Courant, March 9, 1999.

"Candidates' reactions to adversity studied" by Seth Borenstein. The Orange County Register, March 5, 2000, p. A7.

"Armchair experts are intrigued by the way candidates react to adversity" by Seth Borenstein. Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service, March 3, 2000.
[See Columbia Daily Tribune, Columbia, MO; Lexington Herald-Leader]

"Looking into the mind of George W." by Albert Eisele. The Hill (Washington, D.C.), March 1, 2000.

"The right mix of substance and style makes a winner" by J. Scott Orr. New Jersey Star-Ledger, February 27, 2000.

"In Election 2000, style could trump substance" by J. Scott Orr. Newhouse News Service.

"Crossover vote fueling McCain blitz against Bush" by Bruce Alpert. Times-Picayune (New Orleans), February 17, 2000, p. A1.

"Voters concerned about 'trust' --  but how do you define it?" by Derrick DePledge. Gannett News Service, February 15, 2000.

"Area college experts marvel at Clinton oratory" by Lawrence Schumacher. St. Cloud Times, January 28, 2000, p. 7A.

"Speech will shape Clinton legacy" by Kirsti Marohn. St. Cloud Times, January 27, 2000, p. 1A.

"Presidential personalities" by Eric Black. Minneapolis Star Tribune, January 13, 2000, p. A18.

"Poli-psyche: Will a long-distance analysis of McCain tell us anything new?" by Amy Silverman. Phoenix New Times, December 9-16, 1999.

"Aftershock" by Dane Smith, Robert Whereatt, and Patricia Lopez Baden. Minneapolis Star Tribune, October 31, 1999, pp. A1, A16-A18. [Retrospective of the year since Jesse Ventura’s election as Minnesota governor]

"In Iowa, personalities are key" by Michael Kranish. The Boston Globe, August 15, 1999, p. A4.

"Inside the mind of George W." by Albert Eisele. The Hill (Washington, D.C.), August 18, 1999.

"Bush Lite" by Larry Jordan. Midwest Today, Summer 1999.

"Gore’s thesis could help him" and "Gore’s college thesis: Personality is a ‘role requirement’ for presidents" by Deb Riechmann. Associated Press, June 25, 1999. 
["Gore's college thesis had insight he needs to heed" by by Deb Riechmann. The Buffalo News, June 25, 1999, p. 13A.]
["Presidential personality key, Gore wrote in 1969 thesis" by the Associated Press. The Florida Times-Union, June 26, 1999.]
["Personality conflict: Gore's Harvard thesis foretells his campaign woes" by Deb Riechmann. The Dallas Morning News Online, June 26, 1999.]
[See also or]

"After six years in suspended animation and with an election right around the corner, Al Gore shows no sign of stirring from the big sleepy" by Kevin Merida, The Washington Post, June 7, 1999, p. C1.

"The powerful little voice within" by Scott Shane. The Baltimore Sun, May 30, 1999, p. 2A.  

"Can Rudy Giuliani tame the beast within?" by Devin Leonard. The New York Observer, May 10, 1999, pp. 1, 9.

"Kosovo crisis: Serbs engage in ‘defensive denial’ about atrocities" by Tom Mashberg. The Boston Herald, April 11, 1999, p. 8.

"Pani Prezydent Clinton" [Mrs. President Clinton] by Bartosz Weglarczyk, Gazeta Wyborcza [Poland], April 3, 1999.

"Critics say president using bombs in place of strategy" by J. Scott Orr. Star-Ledger (New Jersey), March 31, 1999.

"Special report: Is John McCain a war hero?" by Amy Silverman. Phoenix New Times, March 25-31, 1999, pp. 22-23, 25-26, 28, 30, 32-34, 36, 38-40.

"Opinions differ on fallout factor" by John Marelius. The San Diego Union-Tribune, February 22, 1999, p. A1.

"Small-town legislator an overnight sensation" by Ed Sealover. Anderson (S.C.) Independent-Mail, February 17, 1999, pp. 1A, 8A. [Regarding the political prospects of House impeachment manager Rep. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.]

"Crisis coarsened America" by Maureen West. The Arizona Republic, February 13, 1999, pp. EX1.

"Guilt by dissociation? Despite the scandal, Clinton retains ability to stay on task" by Susan Campbell. The Hartford Courant, January 18, 1999, pp. F1, F3.

"Local professor sees Clinton playing victim in trial" by Tammy Jo Riebe. St. Cloud Times, January 6, 1999, p. 3A.

"Life lacking in functional family values hasn’t held back politicians" by Mary Otto. Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service, November 19, 1998, K5424. Published as "Dysfunctional family: A crucible of strength?" in The Salt Lake City Tribune, November 20, 1998 and "Can a troubled home lead to White House?" in the Miami Herald, December 10, 1998, p. 1E.

"Deconstructing Bill" by Russell Scott Smith. Minnesota Monthly, November 1998, pp. 22-23.

"Professor peers into president’s personality" by Kirsti Marohn. St. Cloud Times, October 9, 1998, p. 1A.

"Clinton self-destruction follows classic patterns" by Tom Mashberg. The Boston Herald, September 13, 1998, p. 8.

"Long-distance psychoanalysis." St. Paul Pioneer Press, August 30, 1998, p. 3B.

"Bill Clinton and the psychology of risk" by Matt Brelis. The Boston Globe, August 23, 1998, pp. E1- E2.

"Presidential personalities" by Nancy Doyle. Minnesota Monthly, November 1996, p. 15.

"Putting Clinton and Dole on the couch" by Albert Eisele. The Hill (Washington, D.C.), October 30, 1996, p. 16.

"Professor gets inside candidates’ heads" by Kristine Donatelle. St. Cloud Times, August 24, 1996, pp. 1A, 5A.

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