Episodes

Episode 5 – Subjective well-being

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.

Susanne Bücker, PhD
Richard E. Lucas, PhD
Samantha J. Heintzelman, PhD

Episode 5 – Subjective well-being Personality Psychology Podcast

Key References

Buecker, S., Denissen, J. J. A., & Luhmann, M. (2020). A propensity-score matched study of changes in loneliness surrounding major life events. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/pspp0000373

Diener, E., Lucas, R. E., Oishi, S., Hall, N., & Donnellan, M. B. (2018). Advances and open questions in the science of subjective well-being. Collabra: Psychology, 4(1). https://doi.org/10.1525/collabra.115

Heintzelman, S. J., Kushlev, K., Lutes, L. D., Wirtz, D., Kanippayoor, J. M., Leitner, D., Oishi, S., & Diener, E. (2020). ENHANCE: Evidence for the efficacy of a comprehensive intervention program to promote subjective well-being. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 26(2), 360–383. https://doi.org/10.1037/xap0000254

Episode 4 – Personality dynamics in the workplace

In this episode, Joanna Sosnowska and René Mõttus discuss dynamic models of personality and their usefulness for describing and understanding the psychology of workplace. The discussion is partly based on a recent paper Joanna and her colleagues published in the European Journal of Personality, as well as an upcoming special issue co-edited by Joanna (to be published in July in the European Journal of Personality).

Joanna Sosnowska, PhD

Episode 4 – Personality dynamics in the workplace Personality Psychology Podcast

Key Reference

Sosnowska, J., Kuppens, P., De Fruyt, F., & Hofmans, J. (2020). New directions in the conceptualization and assessment of personality—A dynamic systems approach. European Journal of Personality, 34(6), 988-998. https://doi.org/10.1002/per.2233

Discussed Literature

Sosnowska, J., Hofmans, J., Rauthmann, J., & Wille, B. (in press) Personality dynamics in applied contexts [special issue]. European Journal of Personality. To be published in July, 2021

Episode 3 – Personality structure and change

In this episode, we hear a presentation by Emorie Beck on her research on nomothetic and idiographic approaches to personality structure and change, couched in a historical perspective.

Emorie Beck, PhD

Episode 5 – Subjective well-being Personality Psychology Podcast

Presentation Script

Key Reference

Beck, E. D., & Jackson, J. J. (2020a). Idiographic traits: A return to Allportian approaches to personality. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 29(3), 301-308. https://psyarxiv.com/r8xfh.

Discussed Literature

Episode 2 – A personalized approach to personality

For this episode, Lisanne de Moor talked to Aidan Wright about how personality can be measured from a more personalized angle, what such an approach can contribute to personality science, and what are some of the challenges that he sees for moving this research forward.

Aidan Wright, PhD

Episode 2 – A personalized approach to personality Personality Psychology Podcast

Key Reference

Discussed Literature

Leary, T. (1957). The interpersonal diagnosis of personality: a functional theory and methodology for personality evaluation. Ronald Press


Episode 1 – What is personality?

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 what is still puzzling and what can be improved for the future.

Julia Rohrer, PhD
Jaap Denissen, PhD

Episode 1 – What is personality? Personality Psychology Podcast

Key References

Rohrer, J. M. (2018). Thinking clearly about correlations and causation: Graphical causal models for observational data. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 1(1), 27-42. https://doi.org/10.1177/2515245917745629

Denissen, J. J., Luhmann, M., Chung, J. M., & Bleidorn, W. (2019). Transactions between life events and personality traits across the adult lifespan. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 116(4), 612-633. https://doi.org/10.1037/pspp0000196

Discussed Literature

Allport, G. (1937). Personality: A psychological interpretation. New York: Henry Holt. Online Access

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