Dr. Bleidorn examines the conditions, mechanisms, and consequences of personality change. Personality change is an emerging subfield that straddles the areas of personality, developmental, and social psychology, and Dr. Bleidorn's work sits at this intersection. Her current research involves questions about the cultural and social conditions under which people change, the genetic and environmental mechanisms that account for change, and the consequences of these changes for psychological functioning and important life outcomes.
Graduate Students at University of California, Davis
Madeline Lenhausen is a fourth-year grad student at UC Davis. She is interested in studying the development and change of personality across the lifespan. Specifically, she investigates the methodology of personality assessment and individual differences in personality reporting. In her spare time, she enjoys soccer, video games, and playing with dogs.
Adam Nissen is a junior specialist in the Personality Change Lab and a second-year grad student at UC Davis. He studies the impact of study abroad experiences on personality development. Specifically, he currently studies the effects of studying abroad on people's values. In his free time, he enjoys attending concerts and discovering new restaurants.