The world of politics reflects human nature in all its rational and irrational glory. And we have witnessed remarkable times in recent government. How we govern ourselves, make decisions, use and abuse power, all reflect our deepest fears at least as much as our aspirations and ideals. Many of the world's biggest problems are behavioral in nature. Therefore, policies, to be successful, must grapple with our innermost attitudes. Political psychology is a burgeoning field that examines behavior to better inform policy and leadership.