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This is a show on the science of how people are different from one another, where these differences come from, how they develop, and why they matter. The podcast's hosts are Lisanne de Moor, MSc, René Mõttus, PhD, and Rebekka Weidmann, PhD, three personality researchers. It is a collaboration of the European Journal of Personality and the European Association of Personality Psychology (EAPP), and sponsored by EAPP. www.personalitypsychologypodcast.com

This is a show on the science of how people are different from one another, where these differences come from, how they develop, and why they matter. The podcast's hosts are Lisanne de Moor, MSc, René Mõttus, PhD, and Rebekka Weidmann, PhD, three personality researchers. It is a collaboration of the European Journal of Personality and the European Association of Personality Psychology (EAPP), and sponsored by EAPP. www.personalitypsychologypodcast.com

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This is a show on the science of how people are different from one another, where these differences come from, how they develop, and why they matter. The podcast's hosts are Lisanne de Moor, MSc, René Mõttus, PhD, and Rebekka Weidmann, PhD, three personality researchers. It is a collaboration of the European Journal of Personality and the European Association of Personality Psychology (EAPP), and sponsored by EAPP. www.personalitypsychologypodcast.com

Language:

English


Episodes

# 23 Personality: universalism and cultural context with Moin Syed

10/6/2022
Personality psychology is an exciting field of research. However, as we learn in Moin Syed’s presentation, this excitement has been dampened by a hyper focus on methodological and definitional issues based on the history of our field. However, personality can be more. Moin Syed talks in his presentation about how our field can earn back its excitement.

#22 Interviews at the 20th European Conference on Personality in Madrid

9/21/2022
For this episode, we talked to ten researchers at the 20th European Conference on Personality (#ECP20) in Madrid, including Anna Hakobjanyan, Jérome Rossier, Matej Bjurković, Sonja Lyubomirsky, Laura Buchinger, Markus Jokela, Barbara De Clercq, Verònica Benet-Martínez, Arij Yehya, and Kendall Mather.

Duration:00:35:13

#21 Personality and health with Nick Turiano, Damaris Aschwanden, and Yannick Stephan

7/19/2022
This episode's guests were Nick Turiano, Damaris Aschwanden, and Yannick Stephan, three experts in personality and health psychology, who talked with Rebekka Weidmann about the importance of considering personality when predicting important health outcomes across the life span.

Duration:00:48:04

#20 Post-traumatic growth with Laura Blackie and Eranda Jayawickreme

6/15/2022
Many people believe that traumatic experiences are often followed by psychological growth. What does not kill us, makes us stronger, right? Laura Blackie and Eranda Jayawickreme are among the leading researchers on this topic, and they just guest-edited a special issue on post-traumatic personality growth in the European Journal of Personality. They talked with René Mõttus what they have learned about how trauma can change us—or if it even changes us, after all.

Duration:00:41:41

#19 Paper Spotlight with Emily Willroth and Brett Ford

5/16/2022
René Mõttus talks with Emily Willroth and Brett Ford about their recently published paper in the European Journal of Personality entitled: "Emotional responses to a global stressor: Average patterns and individual differences"

Duration:00:12:02

#18 Personality and psychopathology with Bob Krueger, Odilia Laceulle, and Johannes Zimmerman

4/29/2022
In this episode, Lisanne de Moor talked with three experts about a dimensional approach to conceptualizing and measuring psychopathology, and the HiTOP model as an example of one of the advancements of this approach.

Duration:00:42:19

#17 Paper Spotlight with Paul Eastwick

3/29/2022
Rebekka Weidmann talks with Paul Eastwick about his recently accepted paper in the European Journal of Personality entitled: "Predicting Romantic Interest during Early Relationship Development: A Preregistered Investigation using Machine Learning"

Duration:00:12:21

#16 Self-esteem with Ulrich Orth, Ketaki Diwan, and Lorenzo Filosa

3/23/2022
Lisanne de Moor speaks with Ulrich Orth, Ketaki Diwan, and Lorenzo Filosa, three self-esteem researchers, about what self-esteem is, why it has attracted so much scientific attention, some interesting new discoveries, and some outstanding research questions.

Duration:00:38:08

#15 Intelligence with Ian Deary

2/26/2022
René Mõttus speaks with Ian Deary, who has published many hundreds of articles on intelligence and personality traits, alongside several books. They discuss the value of robust empirical findings over grand theories and key findings about human intelligence. They also compare personality and intelligence research and discuss their future. And finally, this is the first episode of the podcast where a guest also sings.

Duration:00:45:02

#14 Psychopathology, Authenticity, Sustainability, and Veganism with Chris Hopwood

1/31/2022
In this episode, Rebekka Weidmann speaks with Chris Hopwood about his research on personality and psychopathology, and also his work on authenticity and realness, sustainable behavior, and veganism.

Duration:00:51:10

#13 Personality science and helping people to change, with Patrick Hill

1/6/2022
Patrick Hill has studied many topics, including purpose in life, gratitude, health, and personality change. In this episode, Patrick spoke with René Mõttus about the influence of personality on life outcomes, interventions to change personality traits, and several other topics.

Duration:00:45:32

#12 Diversity and inclusiveness with Alexandria West, Hrag Vosgerichian, and Khatuna Martskvishvili

12/17/2021
At the 2021 EAPP Day, we conducted a live panel discussion with Alexandria West, Hrag Vosgerichian, and Khatuna Martskvishvili and discussed how we can bring more diversity and inclusiveness into the field of personality research. Thank you all for attending!

Duration:00:41:11

#11 Adolescent personality with Jenny Wagner, Eva Bleckmann, Larissa Wieczorek, and Naemi Brandt

12/7/2021
Lisanne de Moor spoke with Jenny Wagner, Eva Bleckmann, Larissa Wieczorek, and Naemi Brandt about their research on adolescent personality. They discussed personality development, and school and relationships as influencing factors. In addition, they discussed major recent accomplishments in the fields as well as the next steps forward.

Duration:00:37:25

#10 The past, present, and controversies of personality trait psychology with Jeff McCrae

10/25/2021
René Mõttus spoke with one of the most influential personality psychologists in recent decades, Robert "Jeff" McCrae. They discussed the history and achievements of personality trait psychology and some of the key questions still awaiting an answer. They also spoke about an early "conspiracy" among the Big Five enthusiasts to promote the trait model and the most controversial aspect of the Five-Factor Theory – lack of direct influences of life experiences on personality traits.

Duration:00:44:52

#9 Narcissism with Mitja Back, Carolyn Morf, and Joshua Miller

9/30/2021
In this episode, Rebekka Weidmann talked with Mitja Back, Carolyn Morf, and Joshua Miller about narcissism—what it is, how it manifests in people’s lives, whether it changes, and common misconceptions about narcissism.

Duration:00:52:55

#8 Morality and moral development with Jessie Sun

8/25/2021
In this episode, Lisanne de Moor talked with Jessie Sun about morality and moral development, and how to conceptualize and measure it in research. In addition, they discussed some of Jessie’s past, ongoing, and upcoming research, and the major challenges she sees in moving forward.

Duration:00:48:11

#1 Introducing personality psychology with Julia Rohrer & Jaap Denissen

8/23/2021
Welcome to our podcast! For this episode, René Mõttus talked to Julia Rohrer and Jaap Denissen about what personality is, how personality psychology is unique as a field, and what its most significant achievements have been so far—but also about what is still puzzling and what can be improved for the future.

Duration:00:51:05

#7 Personality development with Ted Schwaba, Eva Asselmann, and Chris Soto

7/26/2021
In this episode, Rebekka Weidmann talked with Ted Schwaba, Eva Asselmann, and Chris Soto about their research on personality development across the lifespan, the importance of personality for life outcomes, and the emerging study of social, emotional, and behavioral skills.

Duration:00:37:44

#6 A chat with Joanne Chung

6/26/2021
In this episode, Lisanne de Moor talks with Joanne Chung about how she became interested in personality psychology, her past, present, and future work, and creating spaces and recognizing different voices in our work as personality scientists.

Duration:00:42:01

#5 Subjective well-being with Susanne Bücker, Rich Lucas, and Samantha Heintzelman

5/26/2021
In this episode, Rebekka Weidmann talked to Susanne Bücker, Richard Lucas, and Samantha Heintzelman about subjective well-being across the life span, factors that can change the well-being of people including the pandemic, and typical misconceptions that people might hold.

Duration:00:44:01