Personality Traits in Childhood and Adolescence

  title={Personality Traits in Childhood and Adolescence},
  author={C. Soto and J. Tackett},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  pages={358 - 362}
  • C. Soto, J. Tackett
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology
  • Current Directions in Psychological Science
  • Like adults, children and adolescents can be described in terms of personality traits: characteristic patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving. We review recent research examining how youths’ specific behavioral tendencies cohere into broader traits, how these traits develop across childhood and adolescence, and how they relate to important biological, social, and health outcomes. We conclude that there are both key similarities and key differences between youth and adult personality traits… CONTINUE READING
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