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Personality development from childhood to young adulthood: genes versus environment

The present study aims at investigating the Five Factor Theory and the Social Investment Theory as explanatory models of normative personality development, using 14-year longitudinal twin data. Specifically, we will investigate how much of the variance in personality development during the transition from childhood to adulthood is attributable to genes versus environment.

Date:1 Jan 2012 →  31 Dec 2014
Keywords:causes, Five Factor Theory, twins, environment, genes, social investment theory, personality development
Disciplines:Applied psychology, Developmental psychology and ageing