Our eyes, gestures, and tone bring us together in a more profound way than words alone. It’s why we look hopefully toward the return of in-person, face-to-face connection.
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Luke D Smillie Ph.D.
Personality traits are among the strongest predictors of well-being that we know of. How should we think about this finding?
Even in lockdown, purely negative emotions are surprisingly rare.
The COVID-19 lockdown will affect people differently depending on their personality.
As many commence the month of “veganuary,” often for ethical reasons, I ask why transitioning to a plant-based diet can be so difficult.
Behavior change typically targets the “average” person, so how do we best design interventions when people behave in different ways and respond to different incentives?
Is personality crucial for understanding how different people respond to well-being initiatives?
Luke Smillie, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and director of the Personality Processes Lab in the School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Melbourne.