Can you guess someone’s political party based on their name? Can you guess how well someone fights just by looking at his face? In my book, Psy-Q, I explore these and other questions through quizzes, puzzles and experiments that are designed to improve your understanding of both your own psychology and psychology in general. Try these three questions to test your own knowledge.
1. What’s in a Name?
More than you think. Guess whether the people who chose these names for their children are Republicans or Democrats. (For non-US readers, the Democrats are the more left-leaning party while the Republicans are the more right-leaning party.)
Names more commonly given by Democrat parents: Liam, Ryan, Sam, Thea.
Names more commonly given by Republican parents: Frank, Joseph, Kate, Kurt, William.
You might imagine that parents name their children after particular Democrat…
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