Student Author Information

Rebecca GorraFollow

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Campus Access Only

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation



Faculty Mentor(s)

Dr. Ei Hlaing


The current study sought to determine the effects of the personality trait of Openness on an aspect of both fluid and crystallized intelligence. Fluid intelligence was measured by participants’ performance on logic-based word problems, and crystallized intelligence was measured by participants’ rejection of myths about current immigration in America. One hundred and five college students completed both tests along with a demographic survey and Openness questionnaire; the expected findings of the research were that high Openness levels would be positively correlated with high levels of aspects of fluid and crystallized intelligence. The relationship between Openness and acceptance of immigration myths was expected to be mediated by participants’ political affiliation. Results will be discussed during the presentation.

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The Effects of Openness on the Acceptance of Immigration Myths and Performance on Logic-Based Problems