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“Before experimenting, isn’t it appropriate to know as exactly as possible on what one is going to experiment?” — Sartre Rarely do I read a scientific paper that overwhelms me with so much excitement, awe, and reverence. Well, a new paper in Psychological Science has really got me revved up, and I am bursting to share their findings with […]
Openness/Intellect: The Core of the Creative Personality Victoria C. Oleynick, Colin G. DeYoung, Elizabeth Hyde, Scott Barry Kaufman, Roger E. Beaty, and Paul J. Silvia (Appears in The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity and Personality Research, edited by Gregory J. Feist, Roni Reiter-Palmon, and James C. Kaufman) Openness/intellect is perhaps the broadest, most contentious, and most […]
Authors: Elizabeth DuPre & R. Nathan Spreng Abstract Although there has been extensive interest in rumination as a trait-level contributor to psychopathology, research on the neural correlates of ongoing rumination is relatively recent. In this chapter, we examine rumination as a unique mode of thought capable of arising in both normative and pathological contexts. Viewed […]
Can Personality Traits and Intelligence Compensate for Background Disadvantage? Predicting Status Attainment in Adulthood Rodica Ioana Damian, Rong Su, Michael Shanahan, Ulrich Trautwein, and Brent W. Roberts This study investigated the interplay of family background and individual differences, such as personality traits and intelligence (measured in a large U.S. representative sample of high school students; […]
Personality Stability From Age 14 to Age 77 Years Mathew A. Harris, Caroline E. Brett, Wendy Johnson, Ian J. Deary There is evidence for differential stability in personality trait differences, even over decades. The authors used data from a sample of the Scottish Mental Survey, 1947 to study personality stability from childhood to older age. The […]
Individual Differences and Their Measurement: A Review of 100 Years of Research Paul Sackett, Filip Lievens, and Nathan Kuncel This article reviews 100 years of research on individual differences and their measurement, with a focus on research published in the Journal of Applied Psychology. We focus on three major individual differences domains: (1) knowledge, skill, […]
Scott Barry Kaufman's talk for FAN was a sensitive, engaging mix of heart, intellect, and insight. Lonnie Stonitsch, Family Action Network