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George Goethals

George Goethals

Professor Goethals is interested in presidential leadership, particularly image-making in presidential debates.

Primary Interests:

  • Causal Attribution
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Person Perception
  • Persuasion, Social Influence
  • Political Psychology

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Journal Articles:

  • Fein, S., Goethals, G. R., & Kugler, M. B. (2007). Social influence on political judgments: The case of presidential debates. Political Psychology, 28, 165-192.
  • Goethals, G. R. (2008). Imagining Ulysses S. Grant: Sifting through the shifting sands of conventional wisdom. The Leadership Quarterly, 19, 488-500.
  • Kugler, M. B., & Goethals, G. R. (2008). Trait-focused spin in presidential debates: Surviving the kisses of death. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 30, 219-229.

Other Publications:

  • Goethals, G. R. (2007). A century of social psychology. In M. A. Hogg & J. Cooper (Eds.), The Sage Handbook of Social Psychology. Concise Student Edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Goethals, G. R. (2005). Theories of presidential leadership. Annual Review of Psychology, Volume 56.

Courses Taught:

  • Civil War Leadership
  • Presidential Leadership
  • Theories and Models of Leadership

George Goethals
Jepson School of Leadership Studies
University of Richmond
Richmond, Virginia 23173
United States

  • Phone: (804) 287-6354

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