Dr. Sam Gosling
Professor & Author
Hosts: Said & Dari
Aired: Wednesday 9.24.2008 - 10:00-11:00 PM EST
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Sam Gosling is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Univeristy of Texas at Austin. He is a nationally regarded researcher and innovator in the field of personality and social psychology.
He investigates how personality is expressed in everyday places such as living spaces, offices and virtual environments. He is the author of Snoop: What Your Stuff Says about You.
“There are links between people and the space we craft around us,” he said. “We leave a footprint, one that can be detected by others.”
“Snoop isn’t conventional self-help. Instead, the psychology professor a the University of Texas-Austin draws on academic research to explain how to look at other people’s stuff – music, CD’s, books, personal websites, posters, email usernames – and figure out who they are in terms of five traits: openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism.” –USA Today