Personality development from childhood to young adulthood: genes versus environment

01 January 2012 → 31 December 2014
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Applied psychology
    • Developmental psychology and ageing
causes Five Factor Theory twins environment genes social investment theory personality development
Project description

The present study aims at investigating the Five Factor Theory and the Social Investment Theory as explanatory models of normative personality development, using 14-year longitudinal twin data. Specifically, we will investigate how much of the variance in personality development during the transition from childhood to adulthood is attributable to genes versus environment.