Life events as environmental States and genetic traits and the role of personality: a longitudinal twin study.

@article{Kandler2012LifeEA,
  title={Life events as environmental States and genetic traits and the role of personality: a longitudinal twin study.},
  author={Christian Kandler and Wiebke Bleidorn and Rainer Riemann and Alois Angleitner and Frank M. Spinath},
  journal={Behavior genetics},
  year={2012},
  volume={42 1},
  pages={57-72}
}
The occurrence of many life events is not entirely random but genetically influenced. The current study examined the sources underlying the stability or recurrence of life events and the developmental interplay between personality traits and life events. In a longitudinal study of 338 adult twin pairs we estimated (1) the genetic and environmental sources of continuity in aggregates of life events, (2) the sources through which personality influences the experience of life events, and (3) the… CONTINUE READING