Flashcards in Week 4 - Temporal Stability Deck (6)
Types of temporal stability
Rank-order stability (personality coherence)
Maintenance of an individual's position in a group over time
Focused of Costa & McCrae 5 factor model
An adults personality profile will change little over time as a whole. Less stable in early infancy (.47) and peaks after age 50 (.75)
Involves changes in manifestation of a trait over time while preserving rank order.
Underlying trait stays the same, but the way it is expressed changes.
Rank order stability
Adults remain the same over periods of many years.
Adaptation to life profoundly shaped by personality.
Lack of indicates meaning of constructs has changed between measurement occasions.
Dimensions of Extraversion and neuroticism have shown high structural stability in infants.