Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences

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Bleidorn, Wiebke

  • Wiebke BleidornEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_113-1

Early Life and Educational Background

Wiebke Bleidorn was born on May 12, 1982, in Minden, Germany. She completed her Masters of Science degree in psychology under the supervision of Alois Angleitner, PhD and Fritz Ostendorf, PhD at Bielefeld University. She completed her PhD under Rainer Riemann, PhD at Bielefeld University where she studied individual differences, behavioral genetics, and personality assessment with an emphasis on the lifespan development of personality characteristics. Her dissertation focused on the patterns and sources of stability and change in personality traits and goals.

Professional Career

Wiebke Bleidorn is an Associate Professor in the social/personality program at the University of California, Davis. She spent her first few years of professorship at Tilburg University, the Netherlands. She was then hired as an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Davis where she was tenured and promoted to Associate Professor in 2016. She has authored...

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Selected Bibliography

  1. Bleidorn, W. (2012). Hitting the road to adulthood: Short-term personality development during a major life transition. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 1594–1608.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Bleidorn, W. (2015). What accounts for personality maturation in early adulthood? Current Directions in Psychological Science, 24, 245–252.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Bleidorn, W., & Hopwood, C. J. (2018). Using machine learning to advance personality assessment and theory. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 1088868318772990.Google Scholar
  4. Bleidorn, W., & Schwaba, T. (2018). Retirement is associated with change in self-esteem. Psychology and Aging, 33, 586–594.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Bleidorn, W., Kandler, C., Riemann, R., Angleitner, A., & Spinath, F. M. (2009). Patterns and sources of adult personality development: Growth curve analyses of the NEO-PI-R scales in a longitudinal twin study. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 97, 42–155.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Bleidorn, W., Kandler, C., Hülsheger, U. R., Riemann, R., Angleitner, A., & Spinath, F. M. (2010). Nature and nurture of the interplay between personality traits and major life goals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 99, 366–379.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Bleidorn, W., Klimstra, T. A., Denissen, J. J. A., Rentfrow, P. J., Potter, J., & Gosling, S. D. (2013). Personality maturation around the world: A cross-cultural examination of Social Investment Theory. Psychological Science, 24, 2530–2540.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Bleidorn, W., Arslan, R., Denissen, J. J. A., Rentfrow, P. E., Gebauer, J. E., Potter, J., & Gosling, S. D. (2016a). Age and gender differences in self-esteem – A cross-cultural window. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 111, 396–410.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Bleidorn, W., Buyukcan-Tetik, A., Schwaba, T., van Scheppingen, M. A., Denissen, J. J. A., & Finkenauer, C. (2016b). Stability and change in self-esteem during the transition to parenthood. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 7, 560–569.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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  11. Bleidorn, W., Hopwood, C. J., & Lucas, R. E. (2018). Life events and personality trait change. Journal of Personality, 86, 83–96.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. Jokela, M., Bleidorn, W., Lamb, M. E., Gosling, S. D., & Rentfrow, P. J. (2015). Geographically varying associations between personality and life satisfaction in the London metropolitan area. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 112, 725–730.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. Kandler, C., Bleidorn, W., & Riemann, R. (2011). Left or right? Sources of political orientation: The roles of genetic factors, cultural transmission, assortative mating, and personality. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102, 633–645.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. Schwaba, T., Luhmann, M., Denissen, J. J. A., & Bleidorn, W. (2018). Openness to experience and culture-openness transactions across the lifespan. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology., 15, 118–136.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. van Scheppingen, M., Denissen, J. J. A., Chung, J. M., Tambs, K., & Bleidorn, W. (2018). Self-esteem and relationship satisfaction during the transition to motherhood. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 114, 973–991.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of California, DavisDavisUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Jennifer Prewitt-Freilino
    • 1
  1. 1.Rhode Island School of DesignProvidenceUSA