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Department of Psychology



The article "The Three Personalities of America", published in the Atlanta Magazine, describes research by Dr Jason Rentfrow and colleagues concerned with the question: "Are there geographical differences in personality?"

The article profiles Rentfrow's research in geographical psychology and connects it to the study of politics, explaining why particular segments of society find populist candidates and their messages persuasive. 


"Still, if these findings hold up, they hold important ramifications for politics and policy. They could, for instance, help policy makers better tailor resources and programs to spur economic growth or promote healthy eating." - Khazan, Atlanta Magazine, 2019.


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