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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...

Nice People Are Smarter People
2013-03-20 05:20:04

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It´s often been said that nice guys finish last. In other words, those interested in helping others or trying to leave the world a better place than when they found it will inevitably end up denigrated by the guys who fight only for themselves. It´s safe to say this is a sentiment not shared by Sam McAbee, a psychology graduate student at Rice University in Houston, TX. According to a new study conducted by McAbee and a...

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...

2012-02-17 11:11:05

Even without combat, military service has subtle, lingering effects, study says It´s no secret that battlefield trauma can leave veterans with deep emotional scars that impact their ability to function in civilian life. But new research led by Washington University in St. Louis suggests that military service, even without combat, has a subtle lingering effect on a man´s personality, making it potentially more difficult for veterans to get along with friends, family and...

2012-01-18 15:06:34

A program designed to boost cognition in older adults also increased their openness to new experiences, researchers report, demonstrating for the first time that a non-drug intervention in older adults can change a personality trait once thought to be fixed throughout the lifespan. Personality psychologists describe openness as one of five major personality traits. Studies suggest that the other four traits (agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism and extraversion) operate...

2011-05-10 15:26:49

The results of a unique study from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, show that personality has an impact on how likely people are to take their medication. This is the first major study of its kind to be published in the online journal PloS ONE. The study was based on 749 people with chronic diseases who responded to a questionnaire on medication adherence behaviour, in other words whether they take their medicine. Their personalities were also assessed using another questionnaire, the...

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...

2010-06-09 13:09:25

The reproductive success of both men and women is influenced by our personality traits, according to new research from the University of Sheffield. The study, which was published yesterday (7 June 2010) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that women with higher levels of neuroticism and more extravert men, are likely to give birth to a larger number of children in societies with traditionally high birth rates. The study also found evidence of a link between maternal...

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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