Gerber et al on How Personality Shapes Voting (Political Behavior)

A forthcoming article (online first), “Big Five Personality Traits and Responses to Persuasive Appeals: Results from Voter Turnout Experiments,” by Alan S. Gerber, Gregory A. Huber, David Doherty (Loyola University), Conor M. Dowling (U of Mississippi), and Costas Panagopoulos (Fordham University) is published in the journal Political Behavior.

The article explains how core personality traits shape responses to various aspects of the act of voting. One trait in particular, openess, is associated with persuadability.

Area of study 
Political Behavior