Robert R. Mccrae And Paul T. Costa Essay examples

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Synopsis Every so often the development and change of personality in adulthood goes unnoticed, but Robert R. McCrae and Paul T. Costa, Jr. seek to unearth some of the possible theories in this subject within their publication, Personality in Adulthood. McCrae is a Research Psychologist at the Gerontology Research Center of the National Institute on Aging. Costa is Chief of the Laboratory of Personality and Cognition at the Gerontology Research Center of the National Institute on Aging. Together, the two wrote the Revised NEO Personality Inventory. This book is essentially an update of one of their first writings, which introduced the reader to what is known as the Five-Factor Model (FFM). The update exhibits recent additional research and longitudinal cross-cultural studies which promote the Five-Factor Model and the development of personality in adulthood. Within their writing, the two authors discuss facts and theories of development in adulthood and the appraisal and criticisms of various theories coupled with numerous studies spanning the globe. The book commences with what the reader or researcher may previously comprehend about one’s development in adulthood. For example, that most people’s personality is stable once they reach adulthood or after age thirty. McCrae and Costa note that in their first version of the book they too agreed that personality was stable come adulthood. In the update of the book there is confirmation that while personality may be stable,…

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