Studying Changes in Life Circumstances and Personality: It's About Time

Luhmann M, Orth U, Specht J, Kandler C, Lucas RE (2014)
European Journal of Personality 28(3): 256-266.

Download
Campus/VPN
Journal Article | Published | English
Author
; ; ; ;
Abstract
Most theories of personality development posit that changes in life circumstances (e.g. due to major life events) can lead to changes in personality, but few studies have examined the exact time course of these changes. In this article, we argue that time needs to be considered explicitly in theories and empirical studies on personality development. We discuss six notions on the role of time in personality development. First, people can differ before the event. Second, change can be non-linear and discontinuous. Third, change can be reversible. Fourth, change can occur before the event. Fifth, control groups are needed to disentangle age-related and event-related changes. Sixth, we need to move beyond examining single major life events and study the effects of non-normative events, non-events, multiple events, and minor events on personality. We conclude by summarizing the methodological and theoretical implications of these notions.
Publishing Year
ISSN
PUB-ID

Cite this

Luhmann M, Orth U, Specht J, Kandler C, Lucas RE. Studying Changes in Life Circumstances and Personality: It's About Time. European Journal of Personality. 2014;28(3):256-266.
Luhmann, M., Orth, U., Specht, J., Kandler, C., & Lucas, R. E. (2014). Studying Changes in Life Circumstances and Personality: It's About Time. European Journal of Personality, 28(3), 256-266.
Luhmann, M., Orth, U., Specht, J., Kandler, C., and Lucas, R. E. (2014). Studying Changes in Life Circumstances and Personality: It's About Time. European Journal of Personality 28, 256-266.
Luhmann, M., et al., 2014. Studying Changes in Life Circumstances and Personality: It's About Time. European Journal of Personality, 28(3), p 256-266.
M. Luhmann, et al., “Studying Changes in Life Circumstances and Personality: It's About Time”, European Journal of Personality, vol. 28, 2014, pp. 256-266.
Luhmann, M., Orth, U., Specht, J., Kandler, C., Lucas, R.E.: Studying Changes in Life Circumstances and Personality: It's About Time. European Journal of Personality. 28, 256-266 (2014).
Luhmann, Maike, Orth, Ulrich, Specht, Jule, Kandler, Christian, and Lucas, Richard E. “Studying Changes in Life Circumstances and Personality: It's About Time”. European Journal of Personality 28.3 (2014): 256-266.
Main File(s)
Access Level
Campus/VPN UniBi Only
Last Uploaded
2014-06-24 15:33:14

This data publication is cited in the following publications:
This publication cites the following data publications:

Export

0 Marked Publications

Open Data PUB

Web of Science

View record in Web of Science®

Search this title in

Google Scholar