Bio: Sam Gosling is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. He did his doctoral work at the University of California at Berkeley, where his dissertation focused personality in spotted hyenas. Gosling has published broadly on the topics of Internet-based methods of data collection and personality in human and non-human animals. His human research has looked at how personality traits and values are manifested in everyday contexts like bedrooms, offices, webpages, music preferences, and social-media profiles. His work on the psychology of physical space includes research on how people can use information from social media platforms (e.g., Foursquare) to congregate in groups of like-minded others.