While traditional theories have often held that personality is relatively stable and fixed throughout life, more recent research indicates that personality might not be as unchanging as previously thought. According to Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, our personalities are not set in stone. Changing personal beliefs, Dweck has found, can in turn alter personality.
Check out the following resources to learn more about personality psychology.
What Is Personality?
We are constantly assessing and describing the personalities of those around us. Whether we are aware of it or not, these daily musings on how and why people behave as they do are similar to what personality psychologists do as well. Learn more about some of the basics in this definition of personality.
Facts About Personality
Personality makes us who we are. It influences every aspect of our lives, from how we interact with those around us to the type of career we choose. Discover more about what researchers have learned in these ten facts about personality.
According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, an estimated 30.8 millions American adults experience symptoms of at least one personality disorder. What are personality disorders? Learn more about the prevalence, symptoms, and treatments of personality disorders.
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