Longitudinal Studies of Personality, Psychopathology, and Social Behavior

  • James J. Connolly
Part of the Perspectives on Individual Differences book series (PIDF)


Longitudinal studies of personality characteristics began in the early days of the scientific study of individual differences. The first empirical investigations of the longitudinal aspects of personality were begun in the 1920s and 1930s. Since that time, many other longitudinal studies have been initiated, so that a very extensive amount of information on the consistency and predictive power of personality characteristics is now available. The studies cover a wide variety of constructs, instruments, and populations. Unfortunately, this variety has combined with the long periods of time required to complete the studies to sometimes produce a lack of communication among longitudinal researchers and a literature that is often disjointed.


Life Satisfaction Personality Trait Impulse Control Marital Satisfaction Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory 
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