Adolescent Personality Development

We are currently using a number of different longitudinal studies to address core questions about how adolsescent' personality develops. Currently, we are using the National Longitudinal Study of Youth (NLSY) and the Oregon Youth Substance Use Project (OYSUP) to address questions such as:

  • How do life events affect the development of personality in adolescence?
  • Do teachers, peers, parents, and self observe consistency and change of personality in the same manner?
  • Do changes in personality during this time period have long-term consequences that extend into adulthood?