Originally posted by gerisullivan at My personal favorite of this year's Ig Nobel Prize Winners
"And what prize might that be, Geri?"
The PSYCHOLOGY PRIZE [AUSTRALIA, UK, USA]: Peter K. Jonason, Amy Jones, and Minna Lyons, for amassing evidence that people who habitually stay up late are, on average, more self-admiring, more manipulative, and more psychopathic than people who habitually arise early in the morning.
REFERENCE: Creatures of the Night: Chronotypes and the Dark Triad Traits, Peter K. Jonason, Amy Jones, and Minna Lyons, Personality and Individual Differences, vol. 55, no. 5, 2013, pp. 538-541.
Heck, even the comments made so far on the Guardian site are good, especially this series at the beginning:
wiganwill 19 September 2014 12:40am
First time I have ever been around at the right time to make the opening comment and it turns out this suggests I am a psychopath. Great.
richardmuu wiganwill 19 September 2014 1:20am
Go to bed. Now.
chutzzpah wiganwill 19 September 2014 1:32am
It's not late.
Proper Psychopaths stay up till at least 3am.
Maybe you're just a Narcissist with Insomnia ;)
Okay. Gotta work now. And collapse. Excellent times in Sanders Theatre have me rather on the wiped side.
All of this year's winners are online at Improbable Research, and in worldwide media coverage.