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Deborah Lykins for The New York Times
Dr. Samuel Gosling led a study into animal personality involving hyenas.

1 posted on 03/01/2005 6:01:18 PM PST by neverdem
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FReepmail me if you want on or off my health and science ping list.


2 posted on 03/01/2005 6:02:48 PM PST by neverdem (May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows that you're dead.)
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To: neverdem
Openess. How open minded and interested in culture someone is. Hey, like, it's ear envy.
3 posted on 03/01/2005 6:05:41 PM PST by squarebarb
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To: neverdem

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!


5 posted on 03/01/2005 6:15:42 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: neverdem

Give the Dutch enough grant money and legalized pot and this is what you get.


7 posted on 03/01/2005 6:25:03 PM PST by fat city (Julius Rosenberg's soviet code name was "Liberal")
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To: neverdem; nuconvert; parisa

BUMP


9 posted on 03/01/2005 6:30:28 PM PST by Khashayar (Normandy.... You are my pilgrimage site! You are the most sacred place in the world!)
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Ping.


10 posted on 03/01/2005 6:32:26 PM PST by Junior (FABRICATI DIEM, PVNC)
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To: neverdem
The scientists, based at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology, are investigating personalities of wild birds.

Snip

"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?

15 posted on 03/01/2005 6:50:28 PM PST by Carry_Okie (There are people in power who are truly evil.)
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To: neverdem

Human FReepers (and anthropomorphic animal FReepers that can type) can find their personality type here:
http://www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/j/5/j5j/IPIP/


24 posted on 03/01/2005 7:47:03 PM PST by evilC (This space left intentionally blank)
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To: monkey

Wonder if Endemol productions underwrites any of these studies ... or merely donates in sponsored TV "reality show" time all manner of fodder for thought.


26 posted on 03/01/2005 8:15:48 PM PST by Askel5 ( Cooperatio voluntaria ad suicidium est legi morali contraria. )
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To: neverdem
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.

29 posted on 03/02/2005 8:06:16 AM PST by RightWingAtheist (Creationism is not conservative!)
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32 posted on 03/02/2005 9:02:52 AM PST by april15Bendovr
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To: neverdem

I'll have to check with la gata on this one.


33 posted on 03/02/2005 9:21:20 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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