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'I'm a Mac' -- so what? Study finds way to measure brand personality appeal
Companies spend millions to develop their brand's personality, in hopes that it can help sell products. (2011-04-18)
You've got mail -- personality differences in email use
The results showed that those of us with a big picture focus are more likely to check our emails on holiday, at the weekend and before and after work than our more matter of fact counterparts. (2017-01-06)
Personality outsmarts intelligence at school
Recent research at Griffith University has found that personality is more important than intelligence when it comes to success in education and this needs to take this into account when guiding students and teachers. (2014-12-16)
Personality traits 'contagious' among children
When preschoolers spend time around one another, they tend to take on each others' personalities, indicates a new study by Michigan State University psychology researchers. (2017-02-03)
Personality changes don't precede clinical onset of Alzheimer's, FSU study shows
Findings of a new and comprehensive study from FSU College of Medicine Associate Professor Antonio Terracciano and colleagues, published today in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, has found no evidence to support the idea that personality changes begin before the clinical onset of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia. (2017-09-21)
Can personality be changed?
Carol Dweck, a leading expert in motivation and personality psychology, will be this year's keynote speaker at the 19th annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science taking place May 24-27 in Washington, D.C. (2007-05-08)
Shy trout size it up
Personality is not just a feature unique to humans and pets. (2010-12-06)
Extraverted gorillas enjoy longer lives, research suggests
Gorillas with an extravert personality live longer than their more introverted peers, a study suggests. (2012-12-05)
Research measures the misery of war on children
For hundreds of thousands of children around the world, war is taking a tragic toll and is the focus of the latest research by Steve Carlton-Ford, University of Cincinnati sociologist. (2000-05-04)
Yale receives $3 million for the study and treatment of personality disorders
Yale has received a $3 million grant from a Swiss family to study borderline personality disorder, as well as other personality disorders. (2000-04-18)
'The H Factor of Personality'
Why some people are manipulative, self-entitled, materialistic, and exploitive -- and why it matters for everyone; that's the sub-title of the new book The H Factor of Personality, written by psychology professors Kibeom Lee from the University of Calgary and Michael C. (2013-01-07)
One in seven prisoners in western countries may need psychiatric treatment
One in seven prisoners in western countries could have treatable conditions such as psychotic illnesses or major depression--disorders that might be risk factors for suicide, conclude authors of a systematic review in this week's issue of THE LANCET. (2002-02-14)
Wrestling with bighorn sheep
University of Alberta researcher David Coltman wrestles with bighorn mountain sheep to gauge their personalities. (2009-09-01)
Marriage may make people happier
Married people may be happier in the long run than those who aren't married, according to new research by Michigan State University scientists. (2012-05-30)
Institute funded to evaluate leukocyte telomere length, personality traits, & health outcomes
Oregon Research Institute scientist Grant W. Edmonds, Ph.D., has received funding from the National Institute of Aging to study the prospective influence of personality traits, particularly Conscientiousness, on telomere length. (2013-06-11)
What your choice of smartphone says about you
Choice of smartphone provides valuable information about its owner. This is one of the findings of a doctoral study conducted by Heather Shaw, from University of Lincoln's School of Psychology. (2016-08-31)
Personality disorders change over time
A research letter in this week's issue of THE LANCET challenges the widely held view that personality disorders do not change over a long period of time. (2002-06-27)
Facebook profiles capture true personality, according to new psychology research
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. (2009-12-01)
Study finds no evidence of a 'cancer personality'
There is no association between two specific personality traits - neuroticism and extroversion - and cancer, according to a new study, one of the largest prospective twin studies to examine this issue. (2005-01-24)
Personality affects how likely we are to take our medication
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. (2011-05-09)
Research shows what you say about others says a lot about you
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. (2010-08-02)
Personality influences reproductive success
A new study published in the Journal of Personality reveals that personality at adolescence predicts reproductive success later in life. (2009-03-25)
Facial characteristics indicative of personality traits, say experts
A new study to examine facial preference, has found that people are attracted to facial characteristics indicative of personality traits similar to their own. (2006-02-10)
Research shows personality can predict fertility
The reproductive success of both men and women is influenced by our personality traits, according to new research from the University of Sheffield. (2010-06-08)
Personality change key to improving well-being
People's personalities can change considerably over time, say scientists, suggesting that leopards really can change their spots. (2012-03-05)
New personality model sets up how we see ourselves -- and how others see us
A new personality trait model co-developed by Brian Connelly could save employers money in hiring and retention costs. (2017-01-06)
Genes hold the key to how happy we are, scientists say
Happiness in life is as much down to having the right genetic mix as it is to personal circumstances according to a recent study. (2008-03-04)
Conscientious people are more likely to have higher GPAs
Conscientious people are more likely to have higher grade point averages, according to new research from psychologists at Rice University. (2013-03-19)
Resilient personality of cities could help in a recession
New research has found a robust correlation between the personality of cities and their resilience to economic recessions. (2015-09-29)
School system favors pupils driven by worry and conscientiousness
It is well known that children perform differently at school, but how can two children with the same IQ, similar home backgrounds and the same teacher get completely different grades? (2013-01-24)
Beautiful people convey personality traits better during first impressions
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. (2010-12-21)
The best hedge fund managers are not psychopaths or narcissists, according to new study
When it comes to financial investments, hedge fund managers higher in 'dark triad' personality traits -- psychopathy, narcissism, and Machiavellianism -- perform more poorly than their peers, according to new personality psychology research. (2017-10-19)
Extreme personality poses risk of ADHD, conduct disorder
Children with personalities marked by aggressiveness, mood swings, a sense of alienation and a need for excitement may be at greater risk for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or conduct disorder, according to a new Florida State University study. (2006-03-21)
Can shopping behavior indicate personality type?
In his current research, Dr. Paul Albanese, Kent State University associate professor of marketing and author of The Personality Continuum and Consumer Behavior, examined shopping behavior and four levels of personality development. (2007-12-06)
Personality disorders among youths increase risk for crime
Columbia-Presbyterian researchers have found that personality disorders among youths may increase risk for criminal and violent behavior during adolescence and young adulthood. (2000-09-24)
Birds choose their neighbors based on personality
Birds of a feather nest together, according to a new study which has found that male great tits (Parus major) choose neighbours with similar personalities to their own. (2017-05-12)
Problem gambling, personality disorders often go hand in hand
The treatment of people who cannot keep their gambling habits in check is often complicated because they also tend to suffer from personality disorders. (2014-11-25)
"D"istressed Personality Linked To Heart Attack Risk
People who are negative, insecure and distressed -- a (1998-01-20)
Combination therapy for obsessions more effective than drugs alone
People with obsessions and compulsions experience considerable benefit from a combined treatment of drugs and behavioural therapy. (2003-02-18)
Hope for those with a depressive disposition
Good news for the 13 percent of the population with depressive personality traits: their negative outlook does not have to be permanent. (2012-01-27)
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