Personality Development in Adulthood: The Role of Life Transitions, Goals to Change Personality, and Momentary Processes

Martin Quintus
Although research on personality development has successfully determined patterns of both continuity and change across the life span, less is known about underlying factors and processes. To address these research gaps, the current dissertation examined two potentially relevant macro-analytical factors as well as a set of theoretically suggested micro-analytical processes. Regarding the first macro-analytical factor, previous research suggested that environmental factors and especially life transitions might substantially contribute to personality development. Less pronounced trait changes...
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