Joana Vieira, a 2013 APS Student Research Award recipient from the University of Porto, Portugal, presented her work on “Psychopathic Traits Predict Preferred Social Distance in Healthy Individuals” at the 25th APS Annual Convention in Washington, DC.
Michael Roche and his coauthors studied social processes and how they play out in daily life. In their study, college students with a high-dependency or a low-dependency personality reported how agentic (dominant vs. submissive) and communally (friendly vs. unfriendly) they behaved towards others, and how agentic and communally others behaved More
Meta-perceptions are defined as judgments made by the self about what others think about the self. There are certain areas of personality research that may benefit from the use of meta-perceptions in addition to self- or informant-perceptions. This research predicted partner satisfaction from meta-perceptions of personality provided by a representative community sample More
In educational research, an age-old question has remained unanswered: Does IQ or hard work matter more in predicting success in school? Intellectual gifts have been studied extensively, but other non-cognitive factors contributing to success have been less carefully examined. One factor is “grit”, defined by Duckworth et al (2007), as More