Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Psychology of the States

There's a great interactive mapping of the psychological states of the states of America, in the WSJ.

the conscientious Floridian? The neurotic Kentuckian?

You bet - at least, according to new research on the geography of personality. Based on more than 600,000 questionnaires and published in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science, the study maps regional clusters of personality traits, then overlays state-by-state data on crime, health and economic development in search of correlations.

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