The Psychology of a Dictator

March 1, 2017 165 7 No Comments


Join Carlos as he explores the psychology of dictator with Dr. Moghaddam.

The temperament of a dictator meeting with the “springboard” environment described in the springboard model by Dr. Moghaddam would spring the potential of a dictator to an actual dictator.
Fathali M. Moghaddam, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Psychology and the director of the Conflict Resolution Program, Department of Government at Georgetown University. Dr. Moghaddam was born in Iran, educated from an early age in England, and worked for the United Nations and McGill University before joining Georgetown University in 1990. He returned to Iran in the spring of revolution in 1979 and was researching there during the hostage-taking crisis and the early years of the Iran–Iraq War. His most recent books include The Psychology of Dictatorship (2013), Multiculturalism and Intergroup Relations (2008), How Globalization Spurs Terrorism (2008), The New Global Insecurity (2010), Words of Conflict, Words of War (2010, with Rom Harré), and Psychology for the Third Millennium (2012, with Rom Harré).

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