Personality Development Across the Life Course:The Argument for Change and Continuity

  title={Personality Development Across the Life Course:The Argument for Change and Continuity},
  author={Avshalom Caspi and Brent W. Roberts},
  journal={Psychological Inquiry},
  pages={49 - 66}
In this article we review answers to 5 questions concerning the development of personality across the life course: How early in the life course can we identify characteristics unique to individuals that will show continuity over time? When in the life course is personality fully developed? What life course factors moderate continuity and change in personality? What are the mechanisms that promote continuity in personality? And finally, what are the mechanisms that promote change in personality… Expand

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