Deborah Lykins for The New York Times
Dr. Samuel Gosling led a study into animal personality involving hyenas.
posted on 03/01/2005 6:01:18 PM PST
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posted on 03/01/2005 6:02:48 PM PST
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Openess. How open minded and interested in culture someone is. Hey, like, it's ear envy.
I have always wanted to conduct a study of personality influences on Alligator behavior, all I need is about $250,000. I have the Gators, but they won't work for nothing!
Give the Dutch enough grant money and legalized pot and this is what you get.
posted on 03/01/2005 6:25:03 PM PST
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posted on 03/01/2005 6:30:28 PM PST
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posted on 03/01/2005 6:32:26 PM PST
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The scientists, based at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology, are investigating personalities of wild birds
"It's been looked at with suspicion and contempt," said Dr. Samuel Gosling, a psychologist at the University of Texas.
You just can't make this stuff up.
Mayhap Dr. Gosling would have preferred a study of geese?
posted on 03/01/2005 6:50:28 PM PST
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posted on 03/01/2005 7:47:03 PM PST
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Wonder if Endemol productions underwrites any of these studies ... or merely donates in sponsored TV "reality show" time all manner of fodder for thought.
posted on 03/01/2005 8:15:48 PM PST
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That's the Eysenk model for personality, one which is derived directly from features identified by evolutionary psychologists as being crucial towards group survival.
The main problem with this particular study is that we don't know if the personality traits identified in these kinds of birds are either homologous or analogous to those in humans, so how much they can say about us or other species is up in the air.
posted on 03/02/2005 8:06:16 AM PST
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I'll have to check with la gata on this one.
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