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Etiological features of borderline personality related characteristics in a birth cohort of 12-year-old children
Abstract It has been reported that borderline personality related characteristics can be observed in children, and that these characteristics are associated with increased risk for the development ofExpand
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Personality Maturation Around the World
During early adulthood, individuals from different cultures across the world tend to become more agreeable, more conscientious, and less neurotic. Two leading theories offer different explanationsExpand
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Age and gender differences in self-esteem-A cross-cultural window.
Research and theorizing on gender and age differences in self-esteem have played a prominent role in psychology over the past 20 years. However, virtually all empirical research has been undertakenExpand
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Patterns and sources of adult personality development: growth curve analyses of the NEO PI-R scales in a longitudinal twin study.
The present study examined the patterns and sources of 10-year stability and change of adult personality assessed by the 5 domains and 30 facets of the Revised NEO Personality Inventory. PhenotypicExpand
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Sources of cumulative continuity in personality: a longitudinal multiple-rater twin study.
This study analyzed the etiology of rank-order stability and change in personality over a time period of 13 years in order to explain cumulative continuity with age. NEO five-factor inventory self-Expand
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Hitting the Road to Adulthood
  • W. Bleidorn
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Personality & social psychology bulletin
  • 15 August 2012
Previous research suggests that normative life transitions have the potential to trigger personality maturation. But what exactly happens during such a transitional stage? The present study examinedExpand
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What Drives Adult Personality Development? A Comparison of Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Evidence
Increasing numbers of empirical studies provide compelling evidence that personality traits change across the entire lifespan. What initiates this continuing personality development and how does thisExpand
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Life Events and Personality Trait Change.
OBJECTIVE Theory and research have emphasized the impact of life events on personality trait change. In this article, we review prospective research on personality trait change in response to nineExpand
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Personality Trait Development During the Transition to Parenthood
Social investment theory (SIT) proposes that the transition to parenthood triggers positive personality trait change in early adulthood. Using data from a representative sample of first-time parentsExpand
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A Three–Part Framework for Self–Regulated Personality Development across Adulthood
Recently, researchers interested in personality development have begun to acknowledge the roles of motivation and self–regulation for why traits change across adulthood. We propose threeExpand
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