Plaster or plasticity: are adult work experiences associated with personality change in women?

@article{Roberts1997PlasterOP,
  title={Plaster or plasticity: are adult work experiences associated with personality change in women?},
  author={Brent W Roberts},
  journal={Journal of personality},
  year={1997},
  volume={65 2},
  pages={205-32}
}
The present study tested whether work experiences were associated with personality change across two periods of adulthood (age 21 to 27 and 27 to 43) in a longitudinal sample of women (N = 81). Two competing theoretical perspectives were tested: the plaster theory, which claims that personality does not change after age 30, and the plasticity theory, which claims that personality can change at any time in adulthood. Evidence was found for both correlational consistency of personality in… CONTINUE READING

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