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Between facets and domains: 10 aspects of the Big Five.
Factor analyses of 75 facet scales from 2 major Big Five inventories, in the Eugene-Springfield community sample (N=481), produced a 2-factor solution for the 15 facets in each domain. These findingsExpand
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The Meaning of Meaning
The world is too complex to manage without radical functional simplification. Meaning appears to exist as the basis for such simplification. The meaning that guides functional simplification may beExpand
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Reliability, Validity, and Factor Structure of the Creative Achievement Questionnaire
The Creative Achievement Questionnaire (CAQ) is a new self-report measure of creative achievement that assesses achievement across 10 domains of creativity. It was designed to be objective,Expand
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Higher-order factors of the Big Five predict conformity: Are there neuroses of health?
Abstract In a university sample (n=245) and a community sample (n=222), we replicate the higher-order factor solution for the Five Factor Model (Big Five) reported by Digman (Digman, J. M. (1997).Expand
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Decreased latent inhibition is associated with increased creative achievement in high-functioning individuals.
Reductions in latent inhibition (LI), the capacity to screen from conscious awareness stimuli previously experienced as irrelevant, have been generally associated with the tendency towards psychosis.Expand
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Bookworms versus nerds: Exposure to fiction versus non-fiction, divergent associations with social ability, and the simulation of fictional social worlds
While frequent readers are often stereotyped as socially awkward, this may only be true of non-Wction readers and not readers of Wction. Comprehending characters in a narrative Wction appears toExpand
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Setting, elaborating, and reflecting on personal goals improves academic performance.
Of students who enroll in 4-year universities, 25% never finish. Precipitating causes of early departure include poor academic progress and lack of clear goals and motivation. In the present study,Expand
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Sources of openness/intellect: cognitive and neuropsychological correlates of the fifth factor of personality.
We characterize Openness/Intellect as motivated cognitive flexibility, or cognitive exploration, and develop a neuropsychological model relating it to dopaminergic function and to the functions ofExpand
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Psychological entropy: a framework for understanding uncertainty-related anxiety.
Entropy, a concept derived from thermodynamics and information theory, describes the amount of uncertainty and disorder within a system. Self-organizing systems engage in a continual dialogue withExpand
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Compassionate Liberals and Polite Conservatives: Associations of Agreeableness With Political Ideology and Moral Values
Political conservatism has been characterized by resistance to change and acceptance of inequality, with liberalism characterized by the polar opposite of these values. Political attitudes areExpand
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