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
Ted Schwaba is a fourth-year grad student at UC Davis. He investigates life experiences that may affect personality development, theories of personality trait structure (particularly concerning openness to experience) and personality interventions. He likes quantitative methodology, open science, and the Chicago Cubs.
Jordan Varney is a first-year grad student at UC Davis. She is interested in self awareness and self knowledge. She is currently studying the effect of travel on personality. She also likes to swim and play her fiddle.