≪Organizer Abstract≫
Many researchers have been intrigued by the features of personality development across the life course. Especially, in Europe and the United States, evidence for age differences in some personality dimensions have been found for the past decade, whereas less accumulated evidence had existed in Japan. Some Japanese researchers sought to report the evidence on personality development during recent years, and the features of development in each trait become gradually clearer. In this session, four speakers will present the recent findings of life-span development in personality and/or temperamental traits based on the data from large Japanese samples. We will accumulate the evidence on how Japanese people develop throughout a lifetime, and share and discuss the characteristics of the personality development in Japan.
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