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2010-12-21 15:31:56

A new University of British Columbia study has found that people identify the personality traits of people who are physically attractive more accurately than others during short encounters. The study, published in the December edition of Psychological Science, suggests people pay closer attention to people they find attractive, and is the latest scientific evidence of the advantages of perceived beauty. Previous research has shown that individuals tend to find attractive people more...

2010-10-27 09:00:00

LUTZ, Fla., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The NEO(TM) Personality Inventory-3 (NEO(TM)-PI-3), an update to the standard questionnaire of the Five-Factor Model of personality, is now available. The NEO-PI-3 assesses the five major domains of personality (Neuroticism, Extraversion, Openness, Agreeableness, and Conscientiousness). The five domain scales, along with 30 facet scales, help to facilitate a comprehensive and detailed assessment of general personality. The NEO-PI-3 features new normative...

2010-10-22 11:38:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you want to feel good about yourself, try acting not like yourself. In a new study published in the Journal of Personality, Wake Forest University psychologist William Fleeson found the idea of "being true to yourself" often means acting counter to your personality traits. Because authenticity predicts a variety of positive psychological outcomes, Fleeson says his research can help people see they have options for how they behave....

2010-08-16 15:00:00

Study highlights: -- Antagonistic people have greater thickening of neck artery walls than agreeable people, increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease. -- Those deemed the least agreeable had a 40 percent increased risk of artery narrowing compared to those who were the most agreeable. DALLAS, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Antagonistic people, particularly those who are competitive and aggressive, may be increasing their risk of heart attack or stroke, researchers report in...

2010-08-03 13:35:54

How positively you see others is linked to how happy, kind-hearted and emotionally stable you are, according to new research by a Wake Forest University psychology professor. "Your perceptions of others reveal so much about your own personality," says Dustin Wood, assistant professor of psychology at Wake Forest and lead author of the study, about his findings. By asking study participants to each rate positive and negative characteristics of just three people, the researchers were able to...

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2010-06-23 07:11:54

Personalities come in all kinds. Now psychological scientists have found that the size of different parts of people's brains correspond to their personalities; for example, conscientious people tend to have a bigger lateral prefrontal cortex, a region of the brain involved in planning and controlling behavior. Psychologists have worked out that all personality traits can be divided into five factors, commonly called the Big Five: conscientiousness, extraversion, neuroticism, agreeableness,...

2010-06-07 20:07:10

Bad effects depend on certain personality traits; games can offer learning opportunities for others Playing violent video games can make some adolescents more hostile, particularly those who are less agreeable, less conscientious and easily angered. But for others, it may offer opportunities to learn new skills and improve social networking. In a special issue of the journal Review of General Psychology, published in June by the American Psychological Association, researchers looked at...

2009-12-10 13:51:46

Study on the accuracy of observers' impressions of 10 personality traits Observers were able to accurately judge some aspects of a stranger's personality from looking at photographs, according to a study in the current issue of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (PSBP), the official monthly journal of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Self-esteem, ratings of extraversion and religiosity were correctly judged from physical appearance. Researchers asked participants to...

2009-12-03 20:30:02

Conscientiousness breeds continued success, while extraverts fare well in later years Personality characteristics play a major role in determining who succeeds in medical school, according to new research published in the November issue of the Journal of Applied Psychology. The study, co-authored by University of Minnesota psychology professor Deniz Ones, followed an entire cohort of Belgian students through their seven-year medical school career, investigating which personal characteristics...

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2009-12-01 12:50:00

Online social networks such as Facebook are being used to express and communicate real personality, instead of an idealized virtual identity, according to new research from psychologist Sam Gosling at The University of Texas at Austin. "I was surprised by the findings because the widely held assumption is that people are using their profiles to promote an enhanced impression of themselves," says Gosling of the more than 700 million people worldwide who have online profiles. "In fact, our...


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