In the new issue of British Journal of Political Science, you will find an article by me. Here is the abstract: In order to explain differences in political interest, two strands of literature point to the relevance of either dispositional or situational factors. I remedy this and show how political interest is shaped by the […]
In the July issue of Personality and Individual Differences, you will find an article I have co-authored with Steven G. Ludeke, Joseph A. Vitriol and Miriam Gensowski. In the paper, titled Personality in a pandemic: Social norms moderate associations between personality and social distancing behaviors, we demonstrate when Big Five personality traits are more likely […]
A new paper argues that political orientation can be correctly classified with 72% accuracy using facial recognition technology. The paper begins with considerations about how “facial recognition can be used without subjects’ consent or knowledge”, which is true, but I am confident we do not need to be concerned about being able to predict people’s […]
In 2017, I published a study in Personality and Individual Differences with Steven G. Ludeke. Our motivation for conducting the study was that other studies uncritically used the Big Five data in the World Values Survey without evaluating the reliability of the data. In brief, and to recap, the data was unable to capture inter-individual […]
In the April issue of Journal of Research in Personality, we (Joseph A. Vitriol, Steven G. Ludeke and I) have an article titled Just as WEIRD? Personality traits and political attitudes among immigrant minorities. Here is the abstract: A large body of literature has examined how personality traits relate to political attitudes and behavior. However, […]
I have an article in the new issue of European Journal of Personality (together with Joseph A. Vitriol and Steven G. Ludeke). The article is called The Generalizability of Personality Effects in Politics. The abstract is here: A burgeoning line of research examining the relation between personality traits and political variables relies extensively on convenience […]
A new study, published in Science Advances, questions the validity of the Big Five personality traits outside of Western, educated, industrialized, rich and democratic (WEIRD) populations. I was interviewed by New Scientist in order to give my take on the implications of the study. The article is available online.
I have a new short paper titled Problems with the Big Five assessment in the World Values Survey in Personality and Individual Differences (co-authored with Steven Ludeke). In the paper, we examine basic psychometric properties of the Big Five personality traits included in Wave 6 of the World Values Survey. The abstract: Publicly-available data from […]