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The Sequential Study of Personality Traits and Attitudes

K. Warner Schaie

in Developmental Influences on Adult Intelligence

Published in print February 2005 | ISBN: 9780195156737
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199786817 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156737.003.0012
 The Sequential Study of Personality Traits and Attitudes

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This chapter reports findings with respect to the trait of social responsibility and describes the work on personality traits derived from the seventy-five Test of Behavioral Rigidity (TBR) questionnaire items included in the Seattle Longitudinal Study. Preliminary data on recent work relating the TBR-derived personality factors to the NEO (Neuroticism, Extraversion, Openness) are presented. New work on the Center for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression Scale (CES-D) questionnaire used as a subjective measure of depression in the SLS participants older than 60 years is described.

Keywords: personality traits; attitudes; Seattle Longitudinal Study; social responsibility; depression; Test of Behavioral Rigidity; age differences; NEO Personality Inventory

Chapter.  7426 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Developmental Psychology

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