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Eye color predicts disagreeableness in North Europeans: support in favor of Frost (2006)

Gardiner, Elliroma and Jackson, Chris J. (2010) Eye color predicts disagreeableness in North Europeans: support in favor of Frost (2006). Current Psychology, 29 (1). pp. 1-9. ISSN 1046-1310

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Abstract

The current study investigates whether eye color provides a marker of Agreeableness in North Europeans. Extrapolating from Frost’s (2006) research uncovering an unusually diverse range of hair and eye color in northern Europe, we tested the hypothesis that light eyed individuals of North European descent would be less agreeable (a personality marker for competitiveness) when compared to their dark eyed counterparts, whereas there would be no such effect for people of European descent in general. The hypothesis was tested in Australia to provide consistent environmental conditions for both groups of people. Results support the hypothesis. Implications and conclusions are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.springer.com/psychology/journal/12144
Additional Information: © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media LLC.
Library of Congress subject classification: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Sets: Departments > Management
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2012 11:53
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/43273/

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