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Cambridge Personality and Social Dynamics Research Group

 

Books

  • Rentfrow, P. J. & Levitin, D. J. (Eds.) (2019). Foundations of music psychology: Theory and research. Cambridge: MIT Press.
  • Rentfrow, P. J. (Ed.) (2013). Geographical psychology: Exploring the interaction of environment and behavior. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

 

Scientific Papers & Book Chapters

  • Götz, F. M., Bleidorn, W., & Rentfrow, P. J. (2020). Age differences in Machiavellianism across the life span: Evidence from a large‐scale cross‐sectional study. Journal of Personality. doi:10.1111/jopy.12545

  • Götz, F.M., Stieger, S., Ebert, T., Rentfrow, P.J., & Lewetz, D. (2020). What drives our emotions when we watch sporting events? An ESM study on the effective experience of German spectators during the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Collabra. doi: 10.1525/collabra.262/

  • Ebert, T., Götz, F. M., Obschonka, M., Zmigrod, L., & Rentfrow, P. J. (2019). Regional variation in courage and entrepreneurship: The contrasting role of courage for the emergence and survival of start-ups in the United States. Journal Of Personality. doi: 10.1111/jopy.12454

  • Fricke, K. R., Greenberg, D. M., Rentfrow, P. J., & Herzberg, P. Y. (In press). Measuring musical preferences from listening behavior: Data from 1 million people and 200,000 songs. Psychology of Music.

  • Harari, G., Müller, S. R., Stachl, C., Wang, R., Wang, W., Bühner, Rentfrow, P. J., Campbell, A. T., & Gosling, S. D. (in press). Sensing sociability: Individual differences in young adults’ conversation, calling, texting and app use behaviors in daily life. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

  • Obschonka, M., Wyrwich, M., Fritsch, M., Gosling, S. D., Rentfrow, P. J., & Potter, J. (in press). Von unterkühlten Norddeutschen, gemütlichen Süddeutschen und aufgeschlossenen Großstädtern: Regionale Persönlichkeitsunterschiede in Deutschland. Psychologische Rundschau.

  • Rentfrow, P. J. (in press). Personality and geography. In B. J. Carducci (Editor-in-Chief) & J. S. Mio & R. E. Riggio (Vol. Eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences: Vol. IV. Clinical, applied, and cross-cultural research. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

  • Rentfrow, P. J., (In press). Peter Jason Rentfrow. Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

  • Rentfrow, P. J. & Gosling, S. D. (in press). Putting personality in its place: A geographical perspective on the distribution and expression of personality traits. In O. P. John and R. Robins, (Eds.) Handbook of Personality: Theory and Research. New York: Guilford Press

  • Rentfrow, P. J., & Jokela, M. (in press). Regional variation in personality. In S. Kitayama and D. Cohen, (Eds.) Handbook of Cultural Psychology. New York: Guilford Press.

  • Spathis, D., Servia-Rodriguez, S., Farrahi, K., Mascolo, C., & Rentfrow, P. J. (in press). Sequence multi-task learning to forecast mental well-being from sparse self-reported data. Proceedings for the 25th Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining.

  • Gardiner, G., Sauerberger, K., Members of the International Situations Project, & Funder, D.C. (2019). Towards meaningful comparisons of personality in large-scale cross-cultural studies. In A. Realo (Ed.), In praise of an inquisitive mind: A Festschrift in honor of Jüri Allik on the occasion of his 70th birthday. Tartu: University of Estonia Press.  

  • Garretsen, H., Stoker, J. I., Soudis, D., Martin, R., & Rentfrow, P. J. (2019). The relevance of personality traits for urban economic geography: Making space for psychological factors. Journal of Economic Geography, 19, 541-565.

  • Laceulle, O. M., Rentfrow, P. J., Lambm M. E., Alisic, E. (2019). General risk or individual vulnerability? Individual differences in young adults’ health risk behaviour after childhood trauma. Personality and Individual Differences, 142, 288-294.

  • Rentfrow, P. J., & Greenberg, D. (2019). The social and personality psychology of music. In P. J. Rentfrow and D. J. Levitin (Eds.) Foundations of Music Psychology: Theory and Research. Cambridge: MIT Press.

  • Spathis, D., Servia-Rodriguez, S., Farrahi, K., Mascolo, C., & Rentfrow, P. J. (2019). Passive mobile sensing and psychological traits for large scale mood prediction. Proceedings in Pervasive Health 2019, Trento, Italy.

  • Zmigrod, L., Rentfrow, P. J., & Robbins, T. W. (2019). Cognitive Inflexibility Predicts Extremist Attitudes. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 989.

  • Zmigrod, L., Zmigrod, S., Rentfrow, P. J., & Robbins, T. W. (2019). The psychological roots of intellectual humility: The role of intelligence and cognitive flexibility. Personality and Individual Differences, 141, 200-208.

  • Fricke, K. R., Greenberg, D. M., Rentfrow, P. J., & Herzberg, P. Y. (2018). Computer-based music feature analysis mirrors human perception and can be used to measure individual music preference. Journal of Research in Personality, 75, 94-102.

  • Fritsch, M., Obschonka, M., Wyrwich, M., Gosling, S. D.,  Rentfrow, P. J., & Potter, J. (2018). Regionale Unterschiede der Verteilung von Personen mit unternehmerischem Persönlichkeitsprofil in Deutschland – ein Überblick. Raumforschung und Raumordnung | Spatial Research and Planning. 10.1007/s13147-018-0519-2.

  • Garretsen, H., Stoker, J. I., Soudis, D., Martin, R., & Rentfrow, P. J. (2018). Brexit and the relevance of regional personality traits: More psychological openness could have swung the vote. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 11, 165-175.

  • Greenberg, D. M., Baron-Cohen, S., Rosenberg, N., Fonagy, P., & Rentfrow, P. J. (2018). Elevated empathy in adults following childhood trauma. PLoS one, 13(10), e0203886.

  • Götz, F., Ebert, T., & Rentfrow, P. J. (2018). Regional cultures and the psychological geography of Switzerland: Person–environment–fit in personality predicts subjective wellbeing. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 517.

  • Götz, F.M., Stieger, S. & Reips, U.-D. (2018). The emergence and volatility of homesickness in exchange students abroad: A smartphone-based longitudinal study. Environment and Behavior, 001391651875461. doi:10.1177/0013916518754610

  • Sowden, S., Koletsi, S., Lymberopoulos, E., Militaru, E., Catmur, C., & Bird, G. (2018). Quantifying compliance and acceptance through public and private social conformity. Consciousness and cognition, 65, 359-367.

  • Mellander, C., Florida, R., Rentfrow, P. J., & Potter, J. (2018). The geography of music preferences. Journal of Cultural Economics, 42, 593-618.

  • Nave, G., Minxha, J., Greenberg, D., Kosinski, M., Stillwell, D., & Rentfrow (2018). Musical preferences predict personality: Evidence from active listening and Facebook likes. Psychological Science, 29, 1145-1158.

  • Obschonka, M., Stützer, M., Rentfrow, P. J., Lee, N., Potter, J., & Gosling, S. D. (2018). Fear, populism, and the geopolitical landscape: The “sleeper effect” of neurotic personality traits on regional voting behavior in the 2016 Brexit and Trump elections. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 9, 285-298.

  • Obschonka, M., Stützer, M., Rentfrow, P. J., Shaw-Taylor, L., Satchell, M., Silbereisen, R. K., Potter, J., & Gosling, S. D. (2018). In the shadow of coal: How large-scale industries contributed to present-day regional differences in personality and well-being. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 115, 903-927.

  • Rentfrow, P. J. (2018). Geographical variation in subjective well-being. In E. Diener, S. Oishi, & L. Tay (Eds.), Handbook of Well-Being. Salt Lake City, UT: DEF Publishers. DOI:nobascholar.com

  • Zmigrod, L., Rentfrow, P. J., & Robbins, T. W. (2018). Cognitive underpinnings of nationalistic ideology in the context of Brexit. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201708960.

  • Zmigrod, L., Rentfrow, P. J., Zmigrod, S., & Robbins, T. W. (2018). Cognitive flexibility and religious disbelief. Psychological research, 1-11.

  • Gebauer, J., Sedikides, C., Schönbrodt, F., Bleidorn, W., Rentfrow, P. J., Potter, J., & Gosling, S. D. (2017). Religiosity as social value hypothesis: A replication and extension. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 113, e18-e39.

  • Greenberg, D. M. & Rentfrow, P. J. (2017). Music and big data: a new frontier. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 18, 50-56.

  • Greenberg, D. M. & Rentfrow, P. J. (2017). The social psychological underpinnings of musical identities: A study on how personality stereotypes are formed from musical cues. In R. MacDonald, D. Miell, & D. Hargreaves (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Musical Identities. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

  • Harari, G. M., Müller, S. R., Aung, H., & Rentfrow, P. J. (2017). Smartphone sensing methods for studying behavior in everyday life. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 18, 83-90.

  • Harari, G. M., Müller, S. R., Mishra, V., Wang, R., Campbell, A. T., Rentfrow, P. J., & Gosling, S.D. (2017). Students’ interest in and compliance with self-tracking methods: Recommendations for incentives based on three smartphone sensing studies. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 8, 479-492.

  • Lathia, N., Sandstrom, G., Mascolo, C., & Rentfrow, P. J. (2017). Happy people have active lives: Sensing happiness using smartphone accelerometers. PloS one, 12, e0160589.

  • Mehrotra, A., Müller, S. R., Harari, G. M., Gosling, S. D., Mascolo, C., Musolesi, M., & Rentfrow, P. J. (2017). Understanding the role of places and activities on mobile phone interaction and usage patterns. Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies, 1(3), 84.

  • Müller, S. R., Harari, G. M., Mehrotra, A., Matz, S., Khambatta, P., Musolesi, M., Mascolo, C., Gosling, S. D., & Rentfrow, P. J. (2017). Using human raters to characterize the psychological characteristics of GPS-based places. In Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Multimedia, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT).

  • Obschonka, M., Stützer, M., Rentfrow, P. J., Potter, J., & Gosling, S. D. (2017). Did Strategic Bombing in the Second World War lead to “German Angst”: A large-scale empirical test across 89 German cities. European Journal of Personality, 31, 234-257.

  • Rentfrow, P. J., & Jokela, M. (2017). Geographical variation in personality across regions of North America and Great Britain. In T. Church, (Ed.) Personality Across Cultures. New York: Praeger.

  • Sandstrom, G., Lathia, N., Mascolo, C., & Rentfrow, P. J., (2017). Putting mood in context: Using smartphones to examine how people feel in different locations. Journal of Research in Personality, 69, 96-101.

  • Servia-Rodríguez, S., Rachuri, K. K., Mascolo, C., Rentfrow, P. J., Lathia, N., & Sandstrom, G. M. (2017). Mobile sensing at the service of mental well-being: a large-scale longitudinal study. In Proceedings of 26th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2017). Computational Health Track. Perth, Australia.

  • Sharp, C. A., Rentfrow, P. J., & Gibson, N. J. S. (2017). One God but three concepts: Complexity in Christians’ representations of God. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 9, 95-105.

  • Stützer, M., Audretsch, D. B., Obschonka, M., Gosling, S. D., Rentfrow, P. J., & Potter, J. (2017). Entrepreneurship culture, knowledge spillovers and the growth of regions, Regional Studies, DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2017.1294251

  • Van Zalk, N., Lamb, M. E., & Rentfrow, P. J. (2017). Does shyness vary according to attained social roles? Trends across age groups in a large British sample. Journal of Personality, 85, 830-840.

  • Wei, W., Lu, J. G., Galinsky, A. D., Wu, H., Gosling, S. D., Rentfrow, P. J. et al., (2017). Regional ambient temperature is associated with human personality. Nature Human Behavior, 1, 890-895.

  • Bleidorn, W., Arslan, R. C., Denissen, J. J. A., Rentfrow, P. J., Gebauer, J. E., Potter, J., & Gosling, S. D. (2016). Age and gender differences in self-esteem: A cross-cultural window. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 111, 396-410.

  • Bleidorn, W., Schönbrodt, F., Gebauer, J. E., Rentfrow, P. J., Potter, J., & Gosling, S. D. (2016). To live among like-minded others: Exploring the links between personality-city fit and self-esteem. Psychological Science, 27, 419-427.

  • De Vries, R. & Rentfrow, P. J., (2016). A winning personality: The effects of background on personality and earnings. Paper commissioned by the Sutton Trust. http://www.suttontrust.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Winning-Personalit...

  • Greenberg, D. M., Kosinski, M., Stillwell, D. J., Monteiro, B. L., Levitin, D. J, & Rentfrow, P. J. (2016). The song is you: Preferences for musical attribute dimensions reflect personality. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 7, 597-605.

  • Obschonka, M. Stützer, M., Audretsch, D. B., Rentfrow, P. J., Potter, J. & Gosling, S. D., (2016). Macro-psychological factors predict regional economic resilience during a major economic crisis. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 7, 95-104.

  • Rentfrow, P. J., & Jokela, M. (2016). Geographical psychology: The spatial organization of psychological phenomena. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 25, 393-398.

  • Sandstrom, G., Lathia, N., Mascolo, C., & Rentfrow, P. J., (2016). Opportunities for smartphones in clinical care: The future of mobile mood monitoring. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 77, 135-137.

  • Stützer, M., Obschonka, M., Audretsch, D. B., Wyrwich, M., Rentfrow, P. J., Coombes, M., Shaw-Taylor, L., Satchell, M. (2016). Industry structure, entrepreneurship, and culture: An instrumental variable analysis using historical coal mining in Great Britain. European Economic Review, 86, 52-72.

  • Vande Kerckhove, C., Martin, S., Gend, P., Rentfrow, P.J., Hendrickx J.M., et al. (2016) Modelling influence and opinion evolution in online collective behaviour. PLOS ONE 11(6): e0157685. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0157685

  • Gebauer, J., Sedikides, C., Wagner, J., Bleidorn, W., Gosling, S. D., Rentfrow, P. J., & Potter, J. (2015). Cultural norm-fulfillment, interpersonal-belonging, or getting-ahead? A large-scale cross-cultural test of three perspectives on the function of self-esteem. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 109, 526-548.

  • Greenberg, D. M., Baron-Cohen, S., Stillwell, D. J., Stillwell, D. J., Kosinski, M., & Rentfrow, P. J., (2015). Musical preferences are linked to cognitive styles. PLOS ONE, 10(7): e0131151. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0131151

  • Greenberg, D. M., Müllensiefen, D., Lamb, M. E., & Rentfrow, P., J., (2015). Personality predicts musical sophistication. Journal of Research in Personality, 58, 154-158.

  • Greenberg, D. M., Rentfrow, P. J., & Baron-Cohen, S. (2015). Can music increase empathy? Interpreting musical experience through the empathizing-systemizing (E-S) theory: Implications for autism. Empirical Musicology Review, 10, 79-94.

  • Jokela, M., Bleidorn, W., Lamb, M. E., Gosling, S. D., & Rentfrow, P. J. (2015). Geographically varying associations between personality and life satisfaction in the London metropolitan area. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112, 725-730.

  • Martin, S., Vande Kerckhove, C. Gend, P., Rentfrow, P. J., Hendrickx, J. M., & Blondel, V. D. (2015). Modeling influence and opinion evolution in online collective behavior. In Proceedings of International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2). Helsinki, Finland.  

  • Obschonka, M., Stützer, M., Gosling. S.D., Rentfrow, P.J., Lamb, M.E. & Potter, J. (2015) Entrepreneurial regions: Do macro-psychological cultural characteristics of regions help solve the “knowledge paradox” of economics? PLOS ONE 10(6): e0129332. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0129332

  • Rentfrow, P. J. (2015). Do you hear what I hear? Music cognition, preference and identity. In R. Capdevila, J. Dixon, and G. Briggs (Eds.) Investigating Psychology 2: From Biological to Developmental (pp. 1-38). Milton Keynes: Open University Press.

  • Rentfrow P.J., Jokela M., & Lamb, M.E. (2015). Regional personality differences in Great Britain. PLOS ONE 10(3): e0122245. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0122245

  • Stieger S., Götz, F. M., & Gehrig, F. (2015). Soccer results affect subjective well-being, but only briefly: A smartphone study during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Frontiers in Psychology 6,497. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00497

  • Winstanley, A., Lamb, M. E., Ellis-Davies, K., Rentfrow, P. J. (2015). The subjective well-being of adults born preterm. Journal of Research in Personality, 59, 23-30.

  • Atherton, O. E., Robins, R. W., Rentfrow, P. J., & Lamb, M. E. (2014). Personality correlates of risky health outcomes: Findings from a large internet study. Journal of Research in Personality, 50, 56-60. doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2014.03.002

  • Bleidorn, W., Klimstra, T. A., Denissen, J. J. A., Rentfrow, P. J., Gosling, S. D., & Potter, J. (2014). Let the data speak – A response to Terracciano. Psychological Science, 25, 1051-1053.

  • Gebauer, J. E., Bleidorn, W., Gosling, S. D., Rentfrow, P. J., Lamb, M. E., & Potter, J. (2014). Cross-cultural variations in Big Five relationships with religiosity: A socio-cultural motives perspective. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 107, 1064-1091. doi: 10.1037/a0037683

  • Obschonka, M., Stützer, M., Gosling, S. D., Rentfrow, P. J. & Potter, J. (2014). The great recession of 2008-2009 and regional entrepreneurship: Identifying cultural resilience factors (summary). Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, 34, 11.

  • Rachuri, K. K., Efstratiou, C., Leontiadis, I., Mascolo, C., & Rentfrow, P. J. (2014). Smartphone sensing offloading for efficiently supporting social sensing applications. Pervasive and Mobile Computing, 10, 3-21.

  • Bleidorn, W., Klimstra, T. A., Denissen, J. J. A., Rentfrow, P. J., Gosling, S. D., & Potter, J. (2013). Personality maturation around the world: A cross-cultural examination of social investment theory. Psychological Science, 24, 2530-2540.

  • Bonneville-Roussy, A., Rentfrow, P. J., Xu, M. K., & Potter, J. (2013). Music through the ages: Trends in musical attitudes and preferences from adolescence through middle adulthood. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 105, 703-717.

  • Chung, C. K., Rentfrow, P. J., & Pennebaker, J. W. (2013). Finding values in words: Regional variations in personal concerns. In P. J. Rentfrow (Ed.) Geographical psychology: Exploring the interaction of environment and behavior (pp. 195-215). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

  • Florida, R., Mellander, C., & Rentfrow, P. J. (2013). The happiness of cities. Regional Studies, 47, 613-627.

  • Lathia, N. Pejovic, V., Rachuri, K. K., Mascolo, C., Musolesi, M., & Rentfrow, P. J. (2013). Smartphones for large-scale behavior change interventions. IEEE Pervasive Computing: Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems, 12, 66-73.

  • Lathia, N., Rachuri, K. K., Mascolo, C., & Rentfrow, P. J. (2013). Contextual dissonance: Design bias in sensor-based experience sampling methods. In Proceedings of 15th ACM International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp'13). Zurich, Switzerland.

  • Rachuri, K. K., Efstratiou, C., Leontiadis, I., Mascolo, C., & Rentfrow, P. J. (2013). METIS: Exploring mobile phone sensing offloading for efficiently supporting social sensing applications. In Proceedings of 11th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (Percom 2013). San Diego. CA, USA.

  • Rentfrow, P. J. (2013). Geographical differences in personality. In P. J. Rentfrow (Ed.) Geographical psychology: Exploring the interaction of environment and behavior (pp. 115-137). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

  • Rentfrow, P. J., Gosling, S. D., Jokela, M., Stillwell, D. J., Kosinski, M., & Potter, J. (2013). Divided we stand: Three psychological regions of the United States and their political, economic, social, and health correlates. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 105, 996-1012.  

  • Whitelock, C. F, Lamb, M. E., & Rentfrow, P. J. (2013). Overcoming trauma: Psychological and demographic characteristics of child sexual abuse survivors in adulthood. Clinical Psychological Science, 1, 351-362.

  • Mellander, C. Florida, R., & Rentfrow, P. J. (2012). Socioeconomic structures and happiness. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 5, 31-43.

  • Rentfrow, P. J. (2012). The role of music in everyday life: Current directions in the social psychology of music. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 6/5, 402-416.

  • Rentfrow, P. J., Goldberg, L. R., Stillwell, D. J., Kosinski, M., Gosling, S. D., and Levitin, D. L. (2012). The song remains the same: A replication and extension of the MUSIC model. Music Perception, 30, 161-185.

  • Florida, R. & Rentfrow, P. J. (2011). Place and well-being. In K. Sheldon, T. Kashdan, and M. Steger (Eds.) Designing the future of positive psychology: Taking stock and moving forward (pp. 385-395). New York: Oxford University Press.

  • Rachuri, K. K., Mascolo, C., Musolesi, M., & Rentfrow, P. J. (2011). SociableSense: Exploring the trade-offs of adaptive sampling and computation offloading for social sensing. In Proceedings of The 17th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom 2011), Las Vegas, USA.

  • Rentfrow, P. J. (2011). The open city. In A. E. Andersson, D. Andersson, and C. Mellander (Eds.). Handbook of cities and creativity (pp. 117-127). London: Elgar.

  • Rentfrow, P. J., Goldberg, L. R., & Levitin, D. J. (2011). The structure of musical preferences: A five-factor model. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100, 1139-1157.

  • Rentfrow, P. J., Goldberg, L. R., & Zilca, R. (2011). Listening, watching, and reading: The structure and correlates of entertainment preferences. Journal of Personality, 79, 223-257.

  • Rentfrow, P. J. & McDonald, J. A. (2011). The big five personality dimensions. In L. Martin and T. Cascio (Eds.) House and Psychology (pp. 253-268). New York: Wiley.

  • Rachuri, K. K., Musolesi, M., Mascolo, C., Rentfrow, P. J., Longworth, C., & Aucinas, A. (2010). EmotionSense: A mobile phone based adaptive platform for experimental social psychology research. In Proceedings of 12th ACM International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp'10). Copenhagen, Denmark. September 2010.

  • Rentfrow, P. J. (2010). Statewide differences in personality: Toward a psychological geography of the United States. American Psychologist, 65, 548-558.

  • Rentfrow, P. J. (2010). The science of personality: From description to prediction. Optima, 16, 12-13.

  • Nauman, L. P., Vazire, S. Rentfrow, P. J., & Gosling, S. D. (2009). Personality judgments based on physical appearance. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 1661-1671.

  • Rentfrow, P. J., (2009). The new geography of personality. Research Horizons, 8, 26-27.

  • Rentfrow, P. J. & McDonald, J. A. (2009). Music preferences and personality. In P. N. Juslin and J. Sloboda (Eds.) Handbook of music and emotion (pp. 669-695). Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

  • Rentfrow, P. J., McDonald, J. A., & Oldmeadow, J. A. (2009). You are what you listen to: Young people’s stereotypes about music fans. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 12, 329-344.

  • Rentfrow, P. J., Mellander, C., & Florida, R. (2009). Happy states of America: A state-level analysis of psychological, economic, and social well-being. Journal of Research in Personality, 43, 1073-1082.

  • Rentfrow, P. J., Jost, J. T., Gosling, S. D., & Potter, J. (2009). Statewide differences in personality predict voting patterns in 1996–2004 U.S. Presidential Elections. In J. T. Jost, A. C. Kay, & H. Thorisdottir (Eds.), Social and psychological bases of ideology and system justification (pp. 314-347). Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

  • Vazire, S., Nauman, L. P., Rentfrow, P. J., & Gosling, S. D. (2009). Smiling reflects different emotions in men and women. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 32, 403-405.

  • Rentfrow, P. J., Gosling, S. D. & Potter, J. (2008). A Theory of the emergence, persistence, and expression of regional variation in basic traits. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 3, 339-369.

  • Vazire, S., Naumann, L. P., Rentfrow, P. J., & Gosling, S. D. (2008). Portrait of a narcissist: Manifestations of narcissism in physical appearance. Journal of Research in Personality, 42, 1439-1447.

  • Lange, R. & Rentfrow, P. J. (2007). Color and personality: Strong's Interest Inventory and Cattell's 16PF. North American Journal of Psychology, 9, 423-438

  • Rentfrow, P. J., & Gosling, S. D. (2007). The content and validity of stereotypes about fans of 14 music genres. Psychology of Music, 35, 306-326.

  • Swann, W. B., Larsen-McClarty, K., & Rentfrow, P. J. (2007). Shelter from the storm? Men in precarious couples magnify their partners’ stress. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 24, 793-808.

  • Pennebaker, J. W., Paez, D., Deschamps, J. C., Rentfrow, P. J., Davis, M., Techio, E. M., Slawuta, P., Zlobina, A., & Zubieta, E. (2006). The social psychology of history: Defining the most important events of the last 10, 100, and 1000 years.  Psicologia Politica, 32, 15-32.

  • Rentfrow, P. J., & Gosling, S. D. (2006). Message in a ballad: The role of music preferences in interpersonal perception. Psychological Science, 17, 236-242.

  • Houran, J., Lange, R., Rentfrow, P. J., & Bruckner, K. H. (2004). Do online matchmaking tests work? An assessment of preliminary evidence for a publicized ‘predictive model of marital success.’ North American Journal of Psychology, 6, 507-526.

  • Gosling, S. D., Rentfrow, P. J., & Swann, W. B. Jr. (2003). A very brief measure of the big-five personality domains. Journal of Research in Personality, 37, 504-528.

  • Rentfrow, P. J., & Gosling, S. D. (2003). The do-re-mi’s of everyday life: The structure and personality correlates of music preferences. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84, 1236-1256.

  • Swann, W. B. Jr., Rentfrow, P. J., & Gosling, S. D. (2003). The precarious couple effect: Verbally inhibited men + critical, disinhibited women = bad chemistry. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 85, 1095-1106.

  • Swann, W. B. Jr., Rentfrow, P. J., & Guinn, J. (2003). Self-verification: The search for coherence. In M. Leary, and J. Tangney, (Eds.) Handbook of self and identity, (pp. 367-383). New York: Guilford press.

  • Campbell, S., Gibbs, B., Guinn, J., Josephs, R., Newman, M., Rentfrow, P. J., & Stone, L. (2002). A biased view of liberal bias: Comment on Redding. American Psychologist, 57, 297-298.

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