- Uses a longitudinal analyses of thousands of children from across the United States to define the three personality types that best describe personality: resilient, over-controlled, and under-controlled.
- Studies the relationship between personality type and children's successes and failures
- Explores how the stresses characteristic of poverty affect children's personality development
2. Personality Types of 6-year-olds and their Associations with Academic Achievement and Behavior.
3. Replication with 5-year-olds and their Associations with Achievement and Behavior.
4. Personality Types and Academic Achievement.
5. Stability and Change in Personality Types.
6. Personality Types as a Moderator of the Association of Head Start Participation to Developmental Outcome.
7. Summary of Findings and General Discussion.
8. Appendix A: Correlations among Vectors of Factor Scores for Seven Random Samples of 6-year-olds.
9. Appendix B: Correlations among Vectors of Factor Scores for Seven Random Samples of 5-year-olds.
Part II: Commentary:.
10. Setting an Agenda for a Person-Centered Approach to Personality Development: Richards W. Robins (University of California, Davis), Jessica L. Tracy (University of California, Davis)