Social media feeds are full of online tests offering to reveal your personality traits with seemingly deep questions. However, researchers say these online personality tests are going to reveal very little about your innermost essence.
Changing aspects of your personality, such as becoming more extroverted or conscientious, can be difficult to achieve based on desire alone.
Researchers identify an interspecies correlation between hair cortisol concentrations in humans and dogs during summer and winter months. The cortisol levels were not affected by the amount of activity the dog had during these periods. The study reveals a seasonal effect in higher cortisol levels between humans and animals, and human personality traits significantly affected the dog's level of stress. Findings suggest that dogs often mirror the stress levels of their owners.
The majority of replication attempts of previous studies linking personality traits to life outcomes are successful. However, the associations may not be as strong as reported in the results originally published.
A new study reveals empathy affects perceptions of a dog's facial expressions.