Topic: Personality

Prof says Obama's speech suggests little optimism, emotional distance

Jan. 28, 2010
Prof says Obama's speech suggests little optimism, emotional distance

President Barack Obama's word choice in the State of the Union address reveals a complex and dynamic thinker who is surprisingly cool and distant, according to James Pennebaker, chair of the Psychology Department.

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Research Shows Personality Differences Between Cat and Dog People

Jan. 13, 2010

There really is a difference between "dog people" and "cat people," according to new research from a University of Texas at Austin psychologist.

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Facebook Profiles Capture True Personality, According to New Psychology Research

Dec. 1, 2009

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.

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First Impressions Count When Making Personality Judgments, New Research Shows

Nov. 3, 2009

First impressions do matter when it comes to communicating personality through appearance, according to new research by psychologists Laura Naumann of Sonoma State University and Sam Gosling of The University of Texas at Austin.

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Study on conservatives and liberals in Newsweek

March 6, 2008
Study on conservatives and liberals in Newsweek

New York University psychologist John Jost and his colleagues have been using time-tested instruments to plumb the unconscious attitudes of both self-proclaimed conservatives and liberals.

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