Partisan Personality

  title={Partisan Personality},
  author={Kaye D. Sweetser},
  journal={American Behavioral Scientist},
  pages={1183 - 1194}
  • Kaye D. Sweetser
  • Published 2014
  • Psychology
  • American Behavioral Scientist
  • Focusing on the psychological underpinnings of partisanship, this study asks whether there is a difference in the personality profile for self-described Democrats and Republicans. Using a survey of young voters (N = 610), psychological measures such as the Big Five personality dimensions and locus of control were measured in conjunction with standard political interest variables such as political cynicism and political information efficacy. The results indicate supporters for the two major… CONTINUE READING
    8 Citations

    Tables from this paper.

    Effects of Bipartisanship Messaging and Candidate Exposure on the Political Organization–Public Relationship
    • 15
    • PDF
    The political implications of epigeneticsEmerging narratives and ideologies
    • 4
    The political implications of epigenetics Emerging narratives and ideologies.
    • Shea K Robison
    • Medicine
    • Politics and the life sciences : the journal of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences
    • 2016
    • 3
    • PDF


    The Big Five Personality Factors and Mass Politics
    • 42
    • Highly Influential
    Personality profiles and political parties
    • 157
    • PDF
    Personality Traits, Partisan Attitudes, and Voting Behavior. Evidence from Germany
    • 163
    • Highly Influential
    • PDF
    The Secret Lives of Liberals and Conservatives: Personality Profiles, Interaction Styles, and the Things They Leave Behind
    • 702
    • Highly Influential
    • PDF
    Personality and Political Behavior
    • 35
    Personality Traits and Political Participation: Evidence from South Korea
    • 50
    • Highly Influential
    Who Voted for Whom? Comparing Supporters of Obama and McCain on Value Types and Personality Traits
    • 18
    • Highly Influential
    Political Personality and Electoral Choice
    • 91
    • Highly Influential
    Personal and Ideological Aspects of Internal and External Control.
    • 211