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dc.contributor.authorGordon, Jessieen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-19T02:39:00Z
dc.date.available2017-06-19T02:39:00Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/340325
dc.description.abstractAn individual's traits do not necessarily remain at a fixed strength throughout their lifespan. Consequently, contemporary psychologists debate the extent to which personality changes over time. Focusing on contemporary literature, this essay uses trait consistency to address personality changes and is divided into four comprehensive definitions of personality continuity or change: rank order consistency, mean level change, individual level change, and ipsative stability. Both rank order consistency and mean level change, appeared to consistently increase and develop in relation to the population across the adult lifespan. Both the magnitude of individual level change and ipsative stability exhibited predictable consistency in relation to maturity development rather than age.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherGriffith Universityen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://pandora.nla.gov.au/tep/145784en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalGriffith University Undergraduate Psychology Journalen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume1en_US
dc.titleThe extent of personality change: Rank order consistency, mean level change, individual level change, and ipsative stabilityen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
gro.description.notepublicGriffith University Undergraduate Psychology Journal was published in 2009. An archived version of the original journal website is available via PANDORA - http://pandora.nla.gov.au/tep/145784en_US
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    Published in 2009, the journal aimed to exhibit high-quality research being conducted by all members of the School of Psychology, including academic staff and undergraduate, honours, and postgraduate students.

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