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A very brief measure of the Big-Five personality domains
When time is limited, researchers may be faced with the choice of using an extremely brief measure of the Big-Five personality dimensions or using no measure at all. To meet the need for a very briefExpand
Amazon's Mechanical Turk
Findings indicate that MTurk can be used to obtain high-quality data inexpensively and rapidly and the data obtained are at least as reliable as those obtained via traditional methods. Expand
The do re mi's of everyday life: the structure and personality correlates of music preferences.
The data indicated that people consider music an important aspect of their lives and listening to music an activity they engaged in frequently, and the links between music preferences and personality were related to a wide array of personality dimensions. Expand
From mice to men: what can we learn about personality from animal research?
  • S. Gosling
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological bulletin
  • 2001
It is concluded that animal studies provide unique opportunities to examine biological, genetic, and environmental bases of personality and to study personality change, personality-health links, and personality perception. Expand
The Secret Lives of Liberals and Conservatives: Personality Profiles, Interaction Styles, and the Things They Leave Behind
Although skeptics continue to doubt that most people are “ideological,” evidence suggests that meaningful left-right differences do exist and that they may be rooted in basic personalityExpand
Facebook Profiles Reflect Actual Personality, Not Self-Idealization
The extended real-life hypothesis predicts that people use OSNs to communicate their real personality, and a contrasting view holds that OSNs may constitute an extended social context in which to express one’s actual personality characteristics, thus fostering accurate interpersonal perceptions. Expand
Should we trust web-based studies? A comparative analysis of six preconceptions about internet questionnaires.
Internet data collection methods, with a focus on self-report questionnaires from self-selected samples, are evaluated and compared with traditional paper-and-pencil methods and it is concluded that Internet methods can contribute to many areas of psychology. Expand
Development of personality in early and middle adulthood: set like plaster or persistent change?
Different theories make different predictions about how mean levels of personality traits change in adulthood, and a large sample of adults who completed a Big Five personality measure on the Internet suggested that the Big Five traits are complex phenomena subject to a variety of developmental influences. Expand
A Review of Facebook Research in the Social Sciences
The authors conducted a comprehensive literature search, identifying 412 relevant articles, which were sorted into 5 categories: descriptive analysis of users, motivations for using Facebook, identity presentation, the role of Facebook in social interactions, and privacy and information disclosure. Expand
A room with a cue: personality judgments based on offices and bedrooms.
It is suggested that personal environments elicit similar impressions from independent observers, and observer impressions show some accuracy, and sex and race stereotypes partially mediate observer consensus and accuracy. Expand