Influences of Personality on Cognition

K. Warner Schaie

in Developmental Influences on Adult Intelligence

Published in print February 2005 | ISBN: 9780195156737
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199786817 | DOI:
 Influences of Personality on Cognition

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This chapter describes analyses on the relation between personality and cognition. Included in the analyses are three different subsets from the Seattle Longitudinal Study. Interestingly, it was found that there are modest but significant concurrent relationships between personality trait measures and ability construct that account for up to 20% of shared variance. The personality dimensions that were most substantively related to high performance on cognitive ability factors were high untroubled adequacy, low conservatism, and low group dependency from the thirteen personality factors measure and high scores of Openness on the NEO Personality Inventory. There is moderate stability across time for the personality measures which is fairly comparable with the stability found in much of the personality literature.

Keywords: personality traits; Seattle Longitudinal Study; cognition; Test of Behavioral Rigidity; NEO Personality Inventory

Chapter.  3334 words. 

Subjects: Developmental Psychology

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