Tag: personality

2023 Derailers of the Year

Fireworks explode over a cityscape and a body of water at nighttime. In the foreground of the photo are two human silhouettes. One of the people is using a smartphone to take a photo. Signifying the new year, the photo accompanies a blog post about the derailers that defined the year 2023.

For the fourth year in a row, the cohosts of The Science of Personality evaluate the derailers of the year. Find out what they picked for 2023.

The Science of Memory

A darkly lit photo of a police/law enforcement evidence room shows an evidence board with pinned photos, sticky notes, and more. A laptop and task lamp, both off, sit atop a desk below the bulletin board. Also on top of the desk are various files, papers, and a large binder. The photo accompanies a blog post about the science of memory, its relationship to personality, and the reliability of memory recall (both in the workplace and in criminal investigations using eyewitness testimony).

Personality can affect our memory. Other people’s memories can affect our memories too (and can even make them less accurate). Here’s how.

The Psychology of Patience

An analog clock against a canary yellow background. The clock is mint green with white numerals. Its hour arm is pointed at 12, and its minute arm is pointed betwee 11 and 12. It has no arm to measure seconds. The image accompanies a blog post about the psychology of patience and personality.

The psychology of patience suggests that patience might not be a virtue after all. Learn what it is and how to harness it to combat worrying.