Does having a big mouth make a man more likely to become a political leader? A research study asked that very question. We discuss it, in this week’s Improbable Research podcast.
- The Big Man and his Big Mouth — “The Big Man Has a Big Mouth: Mouth Width Correlates With Perceived Leadership Ability and Actual Leadership Performance,” Daniel E. Re and Nicholas O. Rule, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, volume 63, March 2016, pp. 86–93. Here is a photo of a man with a big mouth that may correlate with his perceived leadership ability and/or actual leadership performance:
The mysterious John Schedler or the shadowy Bruce Petschek perhaps did the sound engineering this week.
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