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Some scholars have presented models of the United States as a set of “nations” with distinct settlement histories and contemporary cultures. We examined personality differences in one such model, that of Colin Woodard, using data from over 75,000 respondents. Four nations were particularly distinct: The Deep South, Left Coast, New Netherland, and t...

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... the omnibus effects seen in Figure 2 appear modest, there are clear differences between individual nations. Figure 3 depicts scores for each of the nations on these seven broad constructs. In the figure, each score represents the average of two standardized IPIP measures. ...


... This richness and diversity are also found in the large-scale samples (taken together, the analyses of this Theme Bundle rest on spatially-aggregated psychological data from over 6 million individuals) and the many spatial levels that are being investigated. In keeping with Personality Science's vision and explicit focus on a broad, inclusive understanding of personality (Rauthmann, 2020), work published in this Theme Bundle looks at constructs as different as honesty-humility (Lanning et al., 2022), narrative identity (Dunlop & Wilkinson Westberg, 2022), the Big Five (Junkins et al., 2021), implicit bias (Talaifar et al., 2022), and well-being (Chan et al., 2022). Moreover, if the current articles can be seen as an adequate representation of their field (and we believe they can), then the study of intranational personality differences also appears to be a field that (1) unites scholars from different psychological (sub-) disciplines and across all career stages and (2) is committed to open science practices (i.e., all four empirical papers provide open materials, two papers were pre-registered, and two papers share all their data). ...