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Are Personality Traits Caused by Genes or Enviroment?
Genes vs. Environmental Causes
One study, the Minnesota Study, participants included identical and fraternal twins who were raised together or separately.
Results revealed that personalities of identical twins were similar whether they were raised in the same household or apart
suggesting that some aspects of personality are influenced by genetics.
Personality Trait Changes
the changes tend to be very subtle.
An introvert, may find themselves becoming somewhat more extroverted as they grow older.
A very extroaverted person, for example, might become somewhat more reserved over time.
What are personality traits?
Different characteristics that make up an individual's personality.
suggests that our personalities are made up of a number of different broad traits.
is a personality dimension that describes how people interact with the world.
Types of Traits
good impulse control
worries about many different things
Key Research Principles
Role continuity principle
Identity development principle