Stanley Renshon

Stanley Renshon is a professor of political science at the City University of New York Graduate Center, Lehman College (City University of New York) and is a psychoanalyst.

Renshon grew up in New Jersey, went to college at Rutgers University, and then obtained a master's degree in international relations at American University, as well as a PhD in political science at the University of Pennsylvania (1972). He entered a clinical psychology doctoral program at Long Island University, and received psychoanalytic training and certification at the Institute for Self Psychology (1991). His wife Judith is also a psychoanalyst. He has two children Jonathan with Judith and David from a previous marriage to Nancy Sue Hano

Renshon has published fifteen books and approximately ninety professional articles related to presidential politics, leadership and political psychology. His book about Bill Clinton, High Hopes: The Clinton Presidency and the Politics of Ambition, was awarded the Gradiva Award from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis for the best published work in the category of biography in 1998 and the 1997 Richard E. Neustadt Award from the American Political Science Association for the best book published on the presidency.

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