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ERIC Number: EJ1051380
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0012-1649
Personality Plasticity, Healthy Aging, and Interventions
Mroczek, Daniel K.
Developmental Psychology, v50 n5 p1470-1474 May 2014
This commentary on the special section on conscientiousness and healthy aging focuses on several topics brought up in this collection of articles. One is the promise of personality interventions. Despite skepticism on the part of some, such interventions may ultimately prove successful. This is in part because of similarities between personality dimensions and cognitive dimensions and in part due to evidence showing personality is more dynamic and plastic than once believed. The commentary concludes with a discussion of the role of longitudinal investigations to inform interventions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institute on Aging (DHHS/NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: R01- AG018436