John P. Harden is a PhD student specializing in International Relations and Political Psychology. He is interested in the impact that leader dispositions have on foreign policy preferences and subsequently inter-state behavior. His broader research interests include international security, elite foreign policy decision-making, public opinion, personality psychology, biopolitics, and experimental methodology.
His dissertation research focuses specifically on trait narcissism and its impact on elite preferences and behavior in foreign policy. This dissertation research employs the use of a wide variety of quantitative and qualitative tools. His other work focuses on how an individual’s mental working model regarding interpersonal relationships can alter their general foreign policy dispositions and their initial reactions to foreign policy crises.
John received his B.A. from CUNY Hunter College in Political Science. He is originally from Staten Island, NY.