Data Archive

Personality and Social Psychology Data

The Odum Institute is the exclusive archive for data from the Computer-Administered Panel Study (CAPS), which collected demographic, personality, attitudinal and other data from annual samples of UNC undergraduates from 1983 to 1988. Click here to search these data. Data are available for five samples of 100 students each. Over 250 measures are available for each sample. Many of the measures were repeated from year to year, so the samples can be combined. While the sample sizes are relatively small, the CAPS data are unique in offering a wide variety of measures asked of the same respondents. The CAPS studies are described in the Institute's catalog of data holdings. A handout on the CAPS data (PDF) is available and printed copies are also available from the Institute's data library. Contact Jonathan Crabtree at or 919-428-6112, for help locating CAPS codebooks and data.