The Big Five Personality Traits in the Political Arena

  title={The Big Five Personality Traits in the Political Arena},
  author={Alan S. Gerber and Gregory A. Huber and David Doherty and Conor Mark Dowling},
  journal={Annual Review of Political Science},
Recent political science research on the effects of core personality traits—the Big Five—contributes to our understanding of how people interact with their political environments. This research examines how individual-level variations in broad, stable psychological characteristics affect individual-level political outcomes. In this article, we review recent work that uses the Big Five to predict political attitudes and behavior. We also replicate some of these analyses using new data to examine… 

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