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Insight into Personality Psychology

How is personality formed? How do we study it? What can we learn from personality research?

This series, featuring prominent scholars in the field, serves as an introduction to major topics of personality psychology and shows how they relate to us today.

Personality Development and Change
Personality Assessment and Judgment
Personality Research Methods
Personality and Culture
Personality and Health

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Personality Development and Change

 

Dr. Brent W. Roberts, Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

   

 Genetic and environmental influence on personality formation
 Malleability and stability of personality
 Personality change

 

Personality Assessment and Judgment

Dr. Tera D. Letzring, Professor
Department of Psychology
Idaho State University

 Assessing and making judgments of personality
 Increasing accuracy in personality judgments
 Future research in personality assessment and judgment

 

Personality Research Methods

 

Dr. Simine Vazire, Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
University of California, Davis

   

 Personality research methods
 Advantages and disadvantages of each
 Exciting developments in personality research methods

 

Personality and Culture

Dr. Shige Oishi, Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Virginia

 Conceptualization of personality across cultures
 Cross-cultural research informs our understanding of personality
 Future research is culture and personality

 

Personality and Health

Olivia Atherton
Psychology Doctoral Student
University of California, Davis

 The importance of research on personality and health
 Interesting findings from personality and health
 Issues in doing research on personality and health
 The future of research in the field