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Exploring the weird and the wonderful in personality science
Jennifer V. Fayard Ph.D.
If Seinfeld taught us anything, it was to never eat an eclair out of the trash. We'll examine the many ways George, Jerry, and Poppie violated social norms.
Living in a pandemic can put your sense of guilt into overdrive, especially if you're normally a responsible person. What can you do about it?
Trying to get an education during the instability of COVID is hard enough. Now international students face deportation if their universities go online.
In anticipation of "Seinfeld" coming to Netflix in 2021, let's look at some of the many ways the show illustrates key psychological concepts.
We’re designed to recognize patterns, but sometimes that means we see connections between things that aren’t really connected. Those perceived links can be awfully hard to debunk.
Maybe you've heard of the "Say Her Name" campaign. Why is it important to say victims' names? In short: It makes us care.
It can be hard to accept scientific findings when your experience conflicts with the data. Here's why you should trust the experts on coronavirus and why science weighs more than opinion.
Dreading weeks or months of reduced social contact due to the coronavirus? Here's an idea to feed your curiosity and fight boredom.
If candy conversation hearts reflected science-based relationship advice, what would they say?
Research shows that certain personality traits are associated with a variety of food preferences and eating habits. What classic dishes are you eating this Thanksgiving?
Are the Big Five really all that and a bag of chips? See how they stand up to criticisms of other personality tests.
Looking for a scientifically valid way to measure your personality? Check out a test of the "Big Five" personality traits.
If our personality test results were wrong, we’d know it, right? Not necessarily. Here are some reasons we might think our results are right when they’re really not.
Why do we like personality tests so much? The reasons we like them are the same reasons we sometimes believe results that are inaccurate.
Some of the most popular personality tests have some major flaws. Can you trust your results?
Jennifer Fayard, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Ouachita Baptist University. She studies person perception and the relationship between personality traits and emotional experience.