Personality Development Across the Life Span

PSYCHOLOGICAL & BRAIN SCIENCES 4355

This seminar examines how individual differences develop over the lifespan. Or, in other words, how we become who we are. The scope of the class covers a multitude of individual differences constructs (e.g., happiness, intelligence, goals), but a particular focus will be on personality traits. Questions that will be examined include: How early in the lifespan does one's personality emerge? How much do parents matter in shaping who you become? Does your personality change across the lifespan? Readings will cover theories of development at different life stages and empirical research from childhood to older adulthood. PREREQ: Psych 100B and Psych 353
Course Attributes: EN S; BU BA; AS SSC

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Personality Development Across the Life Span
INSTRUCTOR: Jackson
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