Psychology Article Summaries

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Psychology Article Summaries
Maiden, et al. (2003). Personality changes in the old-old: A longitudinal study. Journal of Adult Development 10(1), January.
The authors of this article undertook a study in which they examined the stability of particular psychological personality traits in “very old” women (ages approximately 70s-80s) in the United States over time. The study was conducted in a longitudinal format, wherein 74 elderly women from the relatively rural upstate New York area were interviewed first in 1987 and then in 1993-1994. The authors hypothesized that most of the participants would show moderate stability in terms of three personality traits over time: neuroticism, extraversion, and openness to experience (p.33)....
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.....followed the same patterns as the British data sample except for the category of neuroticism, whose levels appeared to decreased as one aged in Germany, also linearly.
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