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Does the Military Make the Man (or Woman), or Does the Man Make the Military? Insights from Personality Science

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM


Missouri History Museum – Lee Auditorium
Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park
St. Louis, Missouri 63112  + Google Map

Registration not required. FREE and OPEN to ALL. Middle and high school students welcome. Parking is free in the History Museum lots, on the street in Forest Park, or in the East and West lots across from the Judith and Dennis Jones Visitor Center.

Jackson_Josh1Featured Speaker: Joshua Jackson, Ph.D., Rosenzweig Associate Professor in Personality Science, and Director, Personality Measurement and Development Lab, Washington University in St. Louis

For a century the armed forces have used personality questionnaires to select soldiers, assign them to optimal positions, and even identify those who might be susceptible to being turned by enemy intelligence. But until recently, no one has investigated whether military service changes personality. Dr. Jackson talks about the personality of those who choose to serve and how military experience shapes a soldier’s personality long after their tour has ended.


Does the Military Make the Man (or Woman), or Does the Man Make the Military is a Perspectives on Science & History Series public science seminar of The Academy of Science – St. Louis and the Missouri History Museum presented in conjunction with the History Museum exhibition, World War One: Missouri and the Great War, on display April 6, 2017 – January 15, 2018.



Wednesday, August 9, 2017
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Missouri History Museum
5700 Lindell Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63112 United States
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