Methodological Approaches to Studying the Personality of a Politician-Populist

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The article discusses the main methodological approaches to studying the personality of a politician of the populist type. The author conducts a brief survey of domestic and foreign experience in using methodologies and methods for drawing up personal psychological portraits of political figures. The choice of theoretical and methodological tools, research methods and conceptual framework plays a special role in the process of studying a politician’s personality. To create a psychologically and ethically appropriate portrait, the author reflects on the dominant behavioral characteristics of a politician, as well as their less pronounced personality traits.

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Madina M. Aybazova

Lomonosov Moscow State University

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GSP-1, Leninskie Gory, Moscow, Russian Federation, 119991

PhD Student of the Department of Sociology and Political Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University


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