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2014-04-01 14:07:07

One state’s citizens are collectively more agreeable and another’s are more conscientious. Could that influence how each state is governed? A recently published study suggests it could. Jeffery Mondak and Damarys Canache, political science professors at the University of Illinois, analyzed personality data from more than 600,000 Americans, identified by state, who had responded to an online survey for another research study. They then matched that data with state-level measures of...

Happy Marriage In Older Couples Often Depends On Husband's Positive Attitude
2014-03-15 06:50:50

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a study from University of Chicago researchers, older couples rely on a husband’s health and attitude when it comes to being happy. Researchers found that a husband’s agreeable personality and good health are crucial in preventing conflict among older couples that have been together for a long time. “Wives report more conflict if their husband is in poor health,”, James Iveniuk, PhD candidate in the Department...

Similar Personalities Seem To Group Together Regionally
2013-10-17 17:29:05

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Humans of the same feather flock together, according to a study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Scientists were not only able to show how Americans with similar temperaments were likely to live in the same areas, but they also produced a map of the country that could be divided into regions according to personalities. The team found that people in the north-central Great Plains and the South tended...

2013-10-08 23:34:25

In response to an article published by Mashable, fishbat, a leader in online marketing companies discusses a new study that was conducted at the University of Pennsylvania, led by computer and information scientist H. Andrew Schwartz. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 fishbat, a leader in online marketing companies, comments on an article published by Mashable on October 3rd regarding a study that shows the accuracy with which researchers can predict the gender and personality of...

Looks Personality Affect Colleague Treatment
2013-08-02 11:30:04

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Responsible parents may teach their kids "don't judge a book by its cover" or "real beauty is on the inside," but those same parents may not be following their own advice when it comes to relationships in the workplace. According to a new study in the journal Human Performance, less attractive and less agreeable people tend to be the target of counterproductive work behavior (CWB), or "behavior intended to hurt the organization or...

Personality Traits May Not Be Universal
2013-01-11 07:13:45

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The field of psychology has long adhered to an elegant theory of personality structure known the five-factor-model (FFM). The theory is built around five core personality traits known as the “Big Five” that are believed to be universal features of human psychology. But a team of anthropologists at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) is now casting doubt on the universal applicability of this model based...

2013-01-03 15:21:58

Study of farmer-foragers raises doubt about application of popular personality model Five personality traits widely thought to be universal across cultures might not be, according to a study of an isolated Bolivian society. Researchers who spent two years looking at 1,062 members of the Tsimane culture found that they didn't necessarily exhibit the five broad dimensions of personality — openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism — also known as...

Gorillas Who Are Extraverted Live Longer
2012-12-06 05:19:25

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online By observing and collecting data for 18 years on 298 gorillas in North American zoos and sanctuaries, an international team of scientists has examined the role of personality. Keepers, volunteers, researchers and caretakers who knew the gorillas well assessed their personalities, using a scoring method adapted from techniques for studying people and other primates. They found four personality traits — dominance,...

2012-03-05 22:53:54

People's personalities can change considerably over time, say scientists, suggesting that leopards really can change their spots. Psychologists from The University of Manchester and London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) also showed that small positive personality changes may lead to greater increases in happiness than earning more money, marrying, or gaining employment. The study, published in the journal Social Indicators Research, should be of interest to British...

Facebook A Better Tool For Predicting Best Job Candidates
2012-02-22 14:15:40

Researchers from the Northern Illinois University's College of Business found that Facebook was a better tool for predicting the success of job candidates than more conventional methods. The team found that a five- to 10-minute browse on a job candidate's Facebook page was a stronger predictor of a candidate's likelihood to excel in a job than a personality survey. The study did not take into account potential legalities regarding a Facebook evaluation, but it is the first to study the...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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