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2011-05-27 21:42:19

Part of what determines how much success you will have in the dating world is whether you have a good sense of whether people find you attractive. A new study, which will be published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, finds that certain personality traits contribute to being a good judge of whether someone else thinks you're worth meeting again. The study is one of a series to come out of a big speed-dating experiment held...

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...

2011-05-02 23:47:18

People who look at the past through rose-tinted glasses are happier than those who focus on negative past experiences and regrets, according to a new study published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences. The study helps explain why personality has such a strong influence on a person's happiness. The findings suggest that persons with certain personality traits are happier than others because of the way they think about their past, present and future. The study examined how...

2011-02-07 15:15:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Do smarter people live longer and better lives? Are certain personality types more prone to premature death than are others? A new report in Psychological Science in the Public Interest, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, provides an overview of research on possible associations between intelligence and personality traits and various health outcomes. Although there is not much evidence to date that links intelligence...

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...

2010-12-08 13:23:12

Most people feel chills and shivers in response to music that thrills them, but some people feel these chills often and others feel them hardly at all. People who are particularly open to new experiences are most likely to have chills in response to music, according to a study in the current Social Psychological and Personality Science (published by SAGE). Researchers Emily Nusbaum and Paul Silvia of University of North Carolina at Greensboro asked students about how often they felt chills...

2010-11-01 15:31:56

A study in the Nov. 1 issue of the journal SLEEP found that vulnerability to sleep deprivation is influenced by the interaction between waking social activity and individual personality traits. Results show that extraverts who were exposed to 12 hours of social interaction were more vulnerable to subsequent sleep deprivation than those who were exposed to an identical period of isolated activity. Speed on the Psychomotor Vigilance Task (PVT) for extraverts in the socially enriched group was...

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....

2010-08-03 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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