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 fifth-year grad student at UC Davis. He studies lifespan personality development, particularly how life events and experiences may affect personality traits. He likes openness to experience, open science, and the Chicago Cubs.
Madeline Lenhausen is a second-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. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and playing with dogs.