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What is the status of traits theory in personality psychology?

Currently, what is the status of traits theory in personality psychology? Is it still a satisfactory theoretical framework to which to refer? What about its personality tests? Could you support your ...
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How success people know the right path to success?

I have been working with Google since last couple of years hence I get to know the Googlers from a very close perspective. Now comes the interesting part. Last year a new Googler joined beside me and ...
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Why does appreciation make us happy?

Why does one crave facebook likes or a pat on the back. Our actions are always governed by this phenomenon, and I don't understand why.
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Objective differences between extroverts and introverts

What are the empirical, measurable, objective differences between extroverts and introverts? I'm not interested in self-report studies, only objective measurements.
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Projective tests today

I’m thinking about introducing to my practice some new tests for family relationship evaluation. There are not so many projective tests in this matter. I'm particularly interested in Family Relation ...
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Are there any studies on links between clothing style and personality?

Reading about on personality psychology, I have met several vague claims that different personality types prefer different clothing styles. Apparently, people who are more keen to their senses will ...
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Are psychology students more neurotic than the general population?

Using the NEO-FFI to measure Big Five personality traits among students from our faculty, we found that students of psychology are more neurotic (t = -2.34, p = .02) and less open (t = 5.98, p < ....
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Has anyone ever conducted a psychological experiment to test whether an arbitrator appointed by one party tends to judge in favour of that party?

I am interested in the case where the arbitrator has been unilaterally appointed by one of the parties in a conflict. Assume that economic rewards are not involved. I am only interested in knowing if ...
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Age of learning versus relative mastery - are they linked?

Infants learn different things in different ages. Let's say infant A learns to speak at age 1 (I have no idea what is normal), and infant B learn to speak at age 1.5. Does the age of learning say ...
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Influence of antidepressant drugs upon personality

How do antidepressant drugs influence someone's personality? Do they induce a major change in an individual's personality, or do they just negate the influence of depression? Basically, is the ...
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Does military background enhance personal productivity?

Is there any research investigating the effect (or correlation) of a military background of a person on his productivity, effectiveness and other characteristics? It is often casually claimed that a ...
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Notable work in social or personality psychology regarding social networking?

Today most of the people spend a lot of time socializing. What people post on Facebook/Twitter or any other social platform directly or indirectly reflects a person's psyche. I've developed a habit of ...
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Is the propensity to commit homicide and suicide related?

Homicide and suicide seem to both be extreme behavior and possibly ways of coping with similar stresses such as rejection, betrayal, loss. They are both types of murder. There had been a lot of ...
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Is dominance a hypothetical construct or is it based in neurobiology?

There are several personality tests which have dominance as trait or type as result. In addition to this question: How to measure dominance and submissiveness? How are dominant types constructed in ...
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How do patients with Cotard's Syndrome rationalize environmental interactions?

A patient with Cotard's Syndrome (also called "Cotard delusion" and "Walking Corpse Syndrome") has the delusion that he or she is dead (and sometimes immortal), either figuratively or literally, yet ...
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Spontaneous change of handedness

I read this question Are there benefits to learning to write with your non-dominant hand?. It got me thinking. Disclaimer: This is not a self help question I am using myself to illustrate the ...
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Can personality be measured without self-report or peer-report?

There's lots of evidence on personality correlating to various behavior, like speed when talking, words used, walking pace, types of books owned, reactions to situations, colors on clothing, +++. Is ...
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Is self-infallibility a mental disorder?

I realize all people have various and complex biases, and that we all get into arguments from time to time. However, I've known one or two people who seemed abnormally resistant to suggestions that ...
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What other personality traits are proved to correlate with Self-discipline?

Are there any studies that prove other personality traits being correlated with the Big5 facet C5 - Self-discipline? (I'm looking for links to scientific reports)
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Brain structures related to risk-taking behavior

I did a preliminary research on brain structures in which activity might underlie risk-taking behavior. I came to two research that described right prefrontal cortex (Knoch et al., 2006), or ...
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How exactly are socionics and MBTI different?

Socionics superficially looks exactly as MBTI. 8 functions, 16 personality types. There's even a table, perfectly corresponding socionics types with MBTI types. Then what makes socionics and MBTI ...
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Optimising visual clutter for target audiences

I am studying Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and there is a lot of discussion about consistency across a website, predictability between pages, of theme and layout. There is information about color, ...
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How do family conflicts and childhood experiences influence passive-aggressive behaviours in the workplace?

Possibly related but not a duplicate - "How does the personality of a successful leader influence the development of his children?" Workplace behaviours and personality traits, e.g. passive-...
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Illusion of control hardwired in brain?

Are there any research materials which deal with: need for control, illusion of control and neuroscience. It will be very interesting to see if those illusions and needs could be linked to mental ...
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What are the correlations between the facets of honesty-humility in HEXACO personality and the Dark Triad?

I was just reading some of the items in the HEXACO measure of personality. It seems to me that the "honesty-humility" factor is actually more naturally expressed in the opposite way. I.e., about three ...
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Does neuroplasticity cancel the notion of “aptitudes” as a natural gift?

Considering the definition of neuroplasticity as the capability of our brain to rewire itself by forming new neural connections throughout the life, it seems to me that our brain is like a ...
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Which personality theories do belong to humanistic?

I went through literature and I am confused which theories of personality belong to humanistic, in literature there is often just Rogers (who is sometimes also considered to be phenomenologic) and ...
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Research on Distribution of Enneagram Types in a Given Profession

I was in a conversation with an Enneagram scholar who claimed that certain Enneagram types are more likely to hold certain specific positions or have certain professions. Is there any data or has ...
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What happens to our emotions when we tell ourselves stories(rationalization + analyzing)?

Today I finished the book "Crucial Conversations", great book, would recommend to anyone. In it there were numerous explicit or implicit theories about psychology and one of them in particular caught ...
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Can observing a composite photo of one's own face have an impact on own personality?

A while back I created an iPhone app that helps me create a composite like the one below. Can observing such a composite have an impact of attributing the qualities perceived in the composite to ...
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Good academic books on temperament theory?

I'm looking for a few books that provide an academic or at least "well-researched" perspective on temperament theory. This could include material on the OCEAN model, or other research into the ...
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What research has been done on source traits and surface traits?

I'm looking for research studies on source traits and surface traits. Are there any studies I can read, which cover correlations for surface and source traits?
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Is there any research on the personality of good and bad drivers?

I belive there is a link between personality and driving skills, via personal interests for cars, mechanical things, or something like it. Is there any research on typical personality for good and ...
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humans are naturally slightly fanatic - but what causes extreme fanatisism? Are there studies in that direction?

according to Daniel Kahneman's "thinking. fast, and slow." (if my memory is correct) humans generally believe new informations that support their own belief more than informations that are contrary. ...