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Jacqueline Woolley, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

"Red, Mind, Blue Mind": What Our Political Views May Reveal About Our Personalities

Posted: March 1, 2008

The research of a team of psychologists including Sam Gosling is featured in the March 3, 2008 edition of Newsweek. The article explores the nature of personal spaces and what they reveal about one's habits of mind, which ultimately link to basic personality traits and how these traits shape political views. Apparently, the tendencies to hold conservative or liberal points of view run deep and the findings of these psychologists' research suggest that "ideology permeates the most basic cognitive machinery we have".

Results of the research will be published in the March issue of Perspectives on Psychogical Science. Read more...

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