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The Secret Lives of Liberals and Conservatives: Personality Profiles, Interaction Styles, and the Things They Leave Behind
Although skeptics continue to doubt that most people are “ideological,” evidence suggests that meaningful left-right differences do exist and that they may be rooted in basic personality
Development of personality in early and middle adulthood: set like plaster or persistent change?
Different theories make different predictions about how mean levels of personality traits change in adulthood, and a large sample of adults who completed a Big Five personality measure on the Internet suggested that the Big Five traits are complex phenomena subject to a variety of developmental influences.
A Theory of the Emergence, Persistence, and Expression of Geographic Variation in Psychological Characteristics
A theoretical account of the mechanisms through which geographic variation in psychological characteristics emerge and persist within regions is presented and a model for conceptualizing the processes through which such characteristics become expressed in geographic social indicators is proposed.
Age differences in personality traits from 10 to 65: Big Five domains and facets in a large cross-sectional sample.
Hypotheses about mean-level age differences in the Big Five personality domains, as well as 10 more specific facet traits within those domains, were tested in a very large cross-sectional sample (N =
Global self-esteem across the life span.
Overall, these findings support previous research, help clarify inconsistencies in the literature, and document new trends that require further investigation.
Personality Correlates of Self-Esteem
The current study examined the relation between self-esteem and the Big Five personality dimensions. Data were collected over the Internet from a large heterogeneous sample of individuals who ranged
Divided we stand: three psychological regions of the United States and their political, economic, social, and health correlates.
Whether configurations of psychological variables, in this case personality traits, can usefully be used to segment the country is examined and results demonstrate the value of a geographical perspective in unpacking the connections between microlevel processes and consequential macrolevel outcomes.
Age and gender differences in self-esteem-A cross-cultural window.
Across 48 nations, and consistent with previous research, a large Internet sample is used to provide the first large-scale systematic cross-cultural examination of gender and age differences in self-esteem, finding age-related increases inSelf-esteem from late adolescence to middle adulthood and significant gender gaps.
The developmental psychometrics of big five self-reports: acquiescence, factor structure, coherence, and differentiation from ages 10 to 20.
The authors examined Big Five self-report data from a large and diverse Internet sample to identify the year-by-year timing of developmental trends from late childhood to early adulthood, and found different Big Five domains showed different developmental trends.
Music through the ages: Trends in musical engagement and preferences from adolescence through middle adulthood.
Investigation of age differences in musical attitudes and preferences from adolescence through middle age suggested that musical preferences are subject to a variety of developmental influences throughout the life span.