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 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, […]
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 […]