A few weeks ago, Rob Jenkins (University of Glasgow) and I asked New Scientist readers to send in a portrait photograph and rate themselves on various personality dimensions. We had over 1000 images, and we would now like to see if you can identify certain personality traits from composite photographs. Click here to take part in the study. The results will be announced in a few weeks.
Once you are done, you might like to discover how the same type of work has helped discover what the offspring of a human and a baboon would look like. Click here (or look at the picture of Milgram in the post above).
According to the Metro, lots of people will be feeling down today because it is their first day back at work after the Christmas and New Year break. Always one to try and lend a helping hand, I have come up with an idea.
Interested in the psychology of love? I have just launched a new survey looking at romance around the world. Participating takes just a few minutes and involves answering a few simple questions about romantic gestures. Take part by clicking here.
Rob Jenkins from the University of Glasgow and I have teamed up with New Scientist magazine to carry out an experiment into the relationship between facial appearance and personality. We have invited the readers of New Scientist to submit their photographs and complete a simple online measure of personality. We are currently analyzing the faces and will soon post a link to the second phase of the experiment.