Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences

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Wink, Paul M.

  • Paul WinkEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_2079-1

Early Life and Educational Background

Wink was born in Warsaw, Poland, and spent his childhood and adolescence living in various countries in Africa and Asia. He received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Melbourne, Australia, and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the same institution. He earned his Ph.D. from the Institute of Personality Assessment and Research at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1989 under the direction of Ravenna Helson.

Professional Career

Wink was a visiting assistant professor in psychology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, from 1991 to 1992. Since 1992 he has been a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Wellesley College. He has authored over 50 peer review articles and book chapters. His articles have been published in journals such as Psychology and Aging, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Personality, Journal of Gerontology, and Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. Wink is the coauthor...

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Selected Bibliography

  1. Dillon, M., & Wink, P. (2007). In the course of a lifetime: Tracing religious belief, practice, and change. Berkeley: University of California Press. Selected by Choice as an outstanding academic book of 2007.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Dillon, M., Wink, P., & Fay, K. (2003). Is spirituality detrimental to generativity? Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 42, 427–442.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. James, J. B., & Wink, P. (Eds.). (2007). The crown of life: Dynamics of the early post-retirement period. New York: Springer.Google Scholar
  4. Wink, P. (1991). Two faces of narcissism. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 61, 590–597.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  5. Wink, P., & Dillon, M. (2003). Religiousness, spirituality, and psychosocial functioning in late adulthood: Findings from a longitudinal study. Psychology and Aging, 18, 916–924.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  6. Wink, P., & Helson, R. (1993). Personality change in women and their partners. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 65, 597–605.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  7. Wink, P., & James, J. B. (2013). The life course perspective on life in the post-retirement period. In M. Wang (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of retirement (pp. 59–72). NY: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
  8. Wink, P., & Scott, J. (2005). Does religiousness buffer against the fear of death and dying in late adulthood? Findings from a longitudinal study. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 60B, 207–P214.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Wink, P., & Staudinger, U. M. (2016). Wisdom and psychosocial functioning in later life. Journal of Personality, 84(3), 306–318.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Wellesley CollegeWellesleyUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Christopher Holden
    • 1
  1. 1.Oakland UniversityRochesterUSA