A definitive, authoritative and up-to-date resource for anyone interested in the theories, models and assessment methods used for understanding the many factes of Human personality and individual differences. Volume 1: Personality Theories and Models deals with the major theoretical models underlying personality instruments.

Developmental Perspectives

Developmental perspectives

In this chapter I provide an overview of major developmental issues for personality psychology at the intersection of personality and developmental psychology. Whereas personologists have mainly focused on the long-term stability of personality and the long-term prediction of personality from antecedents at earlier ages such as socioeconomic status or parenting styles, develop-mentalists have been more interested in personality change and the reasons thereof, and the prediction of major developmental outcomes such as social and emotional adaptation from personality at earlier ages. Answering any of these questions requires consideration of personality across developmental time, and conduction of longitudinal studies that follow a sample of individuals over a considerable period of time, including at least one assessment of personality and at least another assessment ...

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