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Research using SSA Technology

Our Profiler Plus text analysis software has been used to answer questions in a variety of academic and government settings. In many cases, articles have been presented and published based on the findings. Research that we know used our technology is listed below. If you come across other work that used Profiler Plus or Worldview, please submit the publication for the list below.

A multi -disciplinary, multi -method approach to leader assessment at a distance: The case of Bashar al -Assad
  • Dr. Lawrence A. Kuznar, Dr Peter Suedfeld , Maj. Jason Spitaletta , and Mr. Bradford H. Morrison
  • February 2014: Strategic Multilayer Assessment, OSD/ASD(R&E)/RSD/RR, DoD.
Líderes Políticos Latinoamericanos: un estudio de la personalidad a distancia
  • M. Consuelo Thiers H.
  • October 2013, Tesis para optar al grado de Magíster en Estudios Internacionales. Instituto de Estudios Internacionales de la Universidad de Chile.
Sense making in the Euro crisis A personal approach towards transboundary crisis management
  • Swinkels, E.M.
  • May 2013: Master thesis Utrecht University Governance and Public Policy – Bestuur en Beleid Supervisor: dr. Femke van Esch Second supervisor: dr. Wieger Bakker
Leaders' Cognitive Complexity, Distrust, and the Diversionary Use of Force.
  • Dennis Foster and Jonathan Keller
  • May 2013: Foreign Policy Analysis. Vol. 9. Issue 3.
Leadership Traits of Turkey's Islamist and Secular Prime Ministers
  • Baris Kesgin
  • February 2013: Turkish Studies, 14, 1: 136-157
Psychological concomitants and predictors of violence during political upheaval in Zimbabwe: A content analysis study.
  • Stewart, M. R., & Suedfeld, P.
  • November 2012: Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict, 5(2), 77-95.
Presidential Leadership Style and the Political Use of Force.
  • Jonathan Keller and Dennis Foster
  • October 2012: Political Psychology 33, 5: 581-598
Political Leadership in Times of Crisis: Comparing Leader Responses to Financial Turbulence
  • Boin, A., 't Hart, P., Van Esch, F.A.W.J.
  • July 2012: Helms, L. (ed.), Comparative Political Leadership (Palgrave Macmillan), Basingstoke.
Tansu Çiller's Leadership Traits and Foreign Policy
  • Baris Kesgin
  • 2012: Perceptions, 17, 3: 29-50
The Relationship Between Rhetoric and Terrorist Violence
  • Lucian Gideon Conway III & Kathrene R. Conway
  • November 2011: Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide Volume 4, Issue 2, Special Issue: The Relationship between Rhetoric and Terrorist Violence
A Face Only an Investor Could Love CEOs’ Facial Structure Predicts Their Firms’ Financial Performance.
  • Wong, E. M., Ormiston, M. E., & Haselhuhn, M. P.
  • October 2011: Psychological science, 22(12), 1478-1483.
German Decision Makers’ Beliefs and the Budgetary Deficit Crisis A Cognitive Mapping Study on Learning from Crisis Experience.
  • Jochum Beetsma
Rallies and the ‘First Image’: Leadership Psychology, Scapegoating Proclivity, and the Diversionary Use of Force.
  • Dennis Foster and Jonathan Keller
  • November 2010: Conflict Management and Peace Science 27: 417-441
"Stuff Happens": Donald Rumsfeld and the Iraq War
  • Stephen Benedict Dyson
  • October 2009: in Foreign Policy Analysis
When Public Statements Reveal Private Beliefs: Assessing Operational Codes at a Distance
  • Johnathan Renshon
  • August 2009: Political Psychology Volume 30, Issue 4, pages 649–661
The Conceptual Complexity of Central Bankers and the Asian Financial Crisis
  • Cameron G. Thies
  • June 2009: in Political Psychology
The Content and Intersection of Identity in Iraq
  • Robalyn Stone and Michael D. Young
  • Published: April 2009 in 'Measuring Identity - A Guide for Social Scientists'
Cognitive Style and Foreign Policy: Margaret Thatcher's Black-and-White Thinking
  • Stephen Benedict Dyson
  • Published: January 2009 in International Political Science Review
Stability and Change in Belief Systems
  • Jonathan Renshon
  • Published: December 2008 in Journal of Conflict Resolution
Where is Strategic Culture to Be Found? The Case of China
  • Valerie M. Hudson
  • Published: December 2008 in International Studies Review
U.S. Policy Toward Israel, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia: An Integrated Analysis, 1981-2004
  • Rachel Bzostek and Samuel B. Robison
  • Published: November 2008 in International Studies Perspectives
Text Annotation and the Cognitive Architecture of Political Leaders: British Prime Ministers from 1945-2008
  • Stephen Benedict Dyson
  • Published: July 2008 in Journal of Information Technology & Politics
From Violent Words to Violent Deeds: Assessing Risk from FBI Threatening Communication Cases
  • Sharon S. Smith
  • Published: May 2008 in Stalking, Threatening, and Attacking Public Figures: A Psychological and Behavioral Analysis
On Financial Social Responsibility - Symposium Presentation
  • Julia M. Puaschunder
  • April 2008 Syracuse University's 17th Symposium on Development and Social Transformation
Fear of Heights: Foreign Policy Decision-Making in the Israeli-Syrian Conflict, 1988-2001
  • Robert Astroff
  • Published: 2008 Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Toronto
Risk Assessment of Threatening Communications from FBI Case Files Using Gottschalk-Gleser Content Analysis Scales
  • Sharon S. Smith
  • Published: 2008 in 'Computerized Content Analysis of Speech and Verbal Texts and its Many Applications'
When Leaders Learn and When They Don't: Mikhail Gorbachev and Kim Il Sung at the End of the Cold War
  • Akan Malici
  • Published: 2008 SUNY Press
Stephan Harper, Canadian: A Personality at a Distance Profile of Stephen Harper
  • Neal Carter
  • Inroads: The Journal of Canadian Opinion. 23 (Summer/Fall): 26-29
Alliances, Domestic Politics and Leader Psychology: Why Did Britian Stay Out of Vietnam and Go into Iraq?
  • Stephen Benedict Dyson
  • Published: December 2007 in Political Psychology
The Role of Tony Blair's Belief System in Great Britian's Decision to Support the War in Iraq
  • Hanneke Derksen
  • Published: 2007 Master's Thesis, University of Wyoming
Chinese Strategic Culture and Foreign Policy Decision-Making: Confucianism, Leadership and War
  • Huiyun Feng
  • Published: May 2007 Routledge
Leadership Style and International Norm Violation: the Case of the Iraq War.
  • Vaughn P. Shannon and Jonathan W. Keller
  • Foreign Policy Analysis 3, 1: 79-104
Operational Code Analysis At A Distance: The Verbs In Context System of Content Analysis
  • Mark Schafer and Stephen G. Walker
  • Published: September 2006 Palgrave Macmillin in 'Beliefs and Leadership in World Politics', Mark Schafer and Stephen G. Walker, Editors
Links Among Beliefs and Personality Traits: The Distinctive Language of Terrorists
  • Elena Lazarevska, Jayne M. Sholl and Michael D. Young
  • Published: September 2006 Palgrave Macmillin in 'Beliefs and Leadership in World Politics', Mark Schafer and Stephen G. Walker, Editors
Economic Sanctions and Operational Code Analysis: Beliefs and the Use of Economic Coercion
  • A. Cooper Drury
  • Published: September 2006 Palgrave Macmillin in 'Beliefs and Leadership in World Politics', Mark Schafer and Stephen G. Walker, Editors
Bankers and Beliefs: The Political Psychology of the Asian Financial Crisis
  • Cameron G. Thies
  • Published: September 2006 Palgrave Macmillin in 'Beliefs and Leadership in World Politics', Mark Schafer and Stephen G. Walker, Editors
Personality and Foreign Policy: Tony Blair's Iraq Decisions
  • Stephen Benedict Dyson
  • Published: July 2006 in Foreign Policy Analysis
RcaDF: Towards a Relational Content Analysis Standard
  • Wouter van Atteveldt, Jan Kleinnijenhuis, and Kathleen Carley
  • Presented at the International Communication Association Annual Conference, 19-23 June 2006 Dresden.
Operational Codes and the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland: A Test of the Frustration-Aggression Hypothesis
  • Mark Schafer, Samuel B. Robison and Bradley Aldrich
  • Published: January 2006 in Foreign Policy Analysis
The Influence of Presidential Operational Code Beliefs on U.S. Foreign Policy Actions in the Middle East
  • Samuel B. Robison
  • Published: 2005 Master's Thesis, Louisiana State University
The Operational Code of Mao Zedong: Defensive or Offensive Realist?
  • Huiyun Feng
  • Published: July 2005 in Security Studies
The Operational Codes of Fidel Castro and Kim Il Sung: The Last Cold Warriors?
  • Akan Malici and Johnna Malici
  • Published: June 2005 in Political Psychology
The Distinctive Language of Terrorists – Conference Paper
  • Elena Lazarevska, Jayne M. Sholl, and Michael D. Young
  • March 2005 presentation at the 46th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association Honolulu HI
Prime Minister and Core Executive in British Foreign Policy: Process, Outcome and Quality of Decision
  • Stephen Benedict Dyson
  • Published: 2004 Ph.D. Dissertation, Washington State University
Individuals, Institutions, and Inflation: Conceptual Complexity, Central Bank Independence, and the Asian Crisis
  • Cameron G. Thies
  • Published: September 2004 in International Studies Quarterly
The Operational Code of Nikita Khrushchev Before and After the Cuban Missle Crisis
  • Michelle Keck
  • Published: 2003 Master's Thesis, Midwestern State University
State, Trait or Design? A Critical Examination of Assumptions Underlying Remote Assessment
  • Sarkis Armen Mahdasian
  • Published: 2002 Ph.D. Dissertation, Washington State University
The Role of Personal Characteristics in International Mediations
  • Joshua Paul Galliano
  • Published: 2002 Master's Thesis, Louisiana State University
Civil-Military Relations and Strategy: Theory and Evidence
  • Jon A. Kimminau, Lt Col, USAF
  • Published: 2001 Ph.D. Dissertation, The Ohio State University
The Conceptual Complexity of Presidents Carter and Clinton: An Automated Content Analysis of Temporal Stability and Source Bias
  • Brian Dille and Michael D. Young
  • Published: September 2000 in Political Psychology
Assessing Leadership Style: A Trait Analysis
  • Margaret C. Hermann
  • Published: November 1999 for Social Science Automation, Inc.