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Tyrannical minds : psychological profiling, narcissism, and dictatorship, Dean Haycock, Ph.D

Label
Tyrannical minds : psychological profiling, narcissism, and dictatorship
Title
Tyrannical minds
Title remainder
psychological profiling, narcissism, and dictatorship
Statement of responsibility
Dean Haycock, Ph.D
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An incisive examination into the pairing of psychology and situation that creates despotic leaders from the author of Murderous Minds. Not everyone can become a tyrant. It requires a particular confluence of events to gain absolute control over entire nations. First, you must be born with the potential to develop brutal personality traits. Often, these are combined in "The Dark Triad" of malignant narcissism, Machiavellianism and psychopathy, as well as elements of paranoia, and an extraordinary ambition to achieve control over others. Second, your predisposition to antisocial behavior must be developed and strengthened during childhood. You might suffer physical and/or psychological abuse, or grow up in trying times. Finally, you must come of age when the political system of your country is unstable. Together, these events establish a basis for a rise to power, one that Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Mao Zedong, Saddam Hussein, and Muammar Qaddafi all used to gain life-and-death control over their countrymen and women. It is how Osama bin Laden and the leaders of the Islamic State hoped to gain such power. Though these men lived in different times and places, and came from vastly different backgrounds, many of them felt respect for each other. They often seemed to recognize their shared, "dark" personality traits and viewed them as strengths. Only in rare cases did they show signs of mental disorders. "Getting inside the heads" of foreign leaders and terrorists is one way governments try to understand, predict, and influence their actions. Psychological profiles can help us understand the urges of tyrants to dominate, subjugate, torture and slaughter. Tyrannical Minds reveals how recognizing their psychological traits can provide insight into the motivations and actions of dangerous leaders, potentially allow to us predict their behavior--and even how to stop them. As strongmen and authoritarian leaders around the world increase in number, understanding the most extreme examples of tyrannical behavior should serve as a warning to anyone indifferent to the threats posed by political extremism
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Haycock, Dean A
Dewey number
320.53
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
JC480
LC item number
.H39 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dictators
  • Heads of state
  • Despotism
  • Political leadership
Target audience
adult
Label
Tyrannical minds : psychological profiling, narcissism, and dictatorship, Dean Haycock, Ph.D
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hitler's bedfellow -- An arcane and secretive field -- Dangerous combinations of traits -- Predict the tyrant -- "The nature of his rule was so personal" -- Was Mao Zedong a monster? -- The "black box" -- "There must be people who have to die," "My people love me"-Idi Amin and Muammar Gaddafi -- "I know they are conspiring to kill me long before they actually start planning to do it"-Saddam Hussein -- It can't happen here -- Could it happen here? -- Conclusions and warnings
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Extent
xiv, 319 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781643130224
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1041893219
  • 1906213
  • (OCoLC)on1041893219
  • 1906213
Label
Tyrannical minds : psychological profiling, narcissism, and dictatorship, Dean Haycock, Ph.D
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hitler's bedfellow -- An arcane and secretive field -- Dangerous combinations of traits -- Predict the tyrant -- "The nature of his rule was so personal" -- Was Mao Zedong a monster? -- The "black box" -- "There must be people who have to die," "My people love me"-Idi Amin and Muammar Gaddafi -- "I know they are conspiring to kill me long before they actually start planning to do it"-Saddam Hussein -- It can't happen here -- Could it happen here? -- Conclusions and warnings
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Extent
xiv, 319 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781643130224
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1041893219
  • 1906213
  • (OCoLC)on1041893219
  • 1906213

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