Can Personality Change?

Can Personality Change?
Pages:
400
Genre:
Published:
January 1st 1994 by APA Books
Goodreads Rating:
4.00
ISBN13:
9781557984258
ISBN10:
1557984255

Can personality change?, is a question that has absorbed psychologists since William James first proposed that personality was set in plaster by early adulthood. While there is substantial evidence for both personality stability and change, the trick is to understand what changes and what does not, when to expect stability and when to expect change, and why these occur as they do. In this volume, leading figures in the field of personality research examine provocative theories of change and stability, present the results of important new data from longitudinal research, and discuss state-of-the-art measurement issues.