Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Robins, R. W. and Donnellan, M. B. 2010. Personality Development. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–4.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Personality refers to an individual's stable tendencies to think, feel, and act in particular ways. The field of personality development focuses on the age at which these tendencies first emerge in childhood, the role of nature (genes) and nurture (environment) in their development, and their patterns of consistency and change across the life span. In this entry, we summarize the most recent findings and conclusions emerging from the field.
- age differences