I think it might be important to add to this page that shared environmental influences do play a role in personality and are not always of less importance than genetic factors. However, shared environmental influences often decrease to near zero after adolescence but do not completely disappear as T.J Bouchard stated in one of his articles. Bouchard, T. J. (2004) Genetic influence on human psychological traits. A survey. Current Directions in Psychological Science 13(4), 148-151. Retrieved September 14, 2014, from http://www.psy.miami.edu/faculty/dmessinger/c_c/ rsrcs/rdgs/temperament/boucard.04.curdir.pdf
Also I think it would be beneficial to discuss more views on the topic of personality development. It is interesting how you briefly explained some of the factors that can affect personality. There was a study described in an article that concluded that the Big Five personality traits were largely influenced by genes with a small amount of influence coming from environment factors. This could be good to add when you briefly discussed the Big Five traits. You could also add how there are certain traits that are influenced by environmental factors more so than the Big Five traits. Essays, UK. (November 2013). Heredity and environment on the development of personality psychology essay. Retrieved from http://www.ukessays.com/essays/psychology/heredity-and-environment-on-the development-of-personality-psychology-essay.php
Those are just a few suggestions, I hope you find them helpful!
This is certainly one of the worse articles I've seen on Wikipedia.
Agreed. This article could be more accurately entitled: Freud's view on personality development.
This page is quite inadequate as an encycloipedic entry on personality development. The introduction is off the point and the only view described is Freud's.
The objective of such courses are to screen out those barriers to the expression of individual’s personality, through a process of training. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 07:50, 15 October 2007 (UTC)
In point of fact, Piaget's theory was not one of personality development, but of cognitive development. Albert Bandura and Erik Erikson conceptualized theories on how personality develops. Freud's theory addressed psychosexual development, not personality development.
Freud's psychoanalytic theory and psychosexual development shoudn't be explained in this article about personality development. This sections shoud be merged into the articles about those subjects. These theories are off the point and should be maybe maximum referenced to once.--Niele (talk) 23:47, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
Sources that could be used for a rewrite:
- Personal development
- Personality psychology
- Moral character
- Scout method
- Educational psychology
- Developmental psychology
- http://www.infed.org/thinkers/et-bp.htm en http://www.scout.org/en/content/download/3899/34684/file/ScoutEducSyst_E.pdf