Assistant Professor of Psychology Chris Soto has recently had two papers accepted for publication. The first, “Is Happiness Good for Your Personality? Concurrent and Prospective Relations of the Big Five with Subjective Well-Being,” discusses the connection between personality traits and happiness. This paper was published online in January 2014 and will appear in a forthcoming edition of the Journal of Personality.

Soto’s second paper, “Do Dispositional Needs for Security and Certainty Predict Cultural and Economic Conservatism? A Cross-National Analysis,” discusses the connections between personality traits, political attitudes, and the cross-cultural variation of trait-attitude links. Soto coauthored the paper with Ariel Malka, Michael Inzlicht, and Yphtach Lelkes. It will appear in a forthcoming edition of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.