Personality Psychology Podcast
#25 Behaviour Genetics with Michel Nivard

#25 Behaviour Genetics with Michel Nivard

November 29, 2022

Michel Nivard and René Mõttus discuss classical and modern behaviour genetics, and why much of personality genetics is no longer focused on finding personality genes (there are none) but using genes to learn about environment. Perhaps paradoxically, then, genetics is as likely to help with building psychological and sociological theories of personality as biological theories.

#24 Personality, Doomsday Prepping, Science Denial, and Being Wrong with Adam Fetterman

#24 Personality, Doomsday Prepping, Science Denial, and Being Wrong with Adam Fetterman

November 5, 2022

In this episode, Lisanne de Moor chats with Adam Fetterman about his work on the role of personality and beliefs in shaping people’s behavior in contemporary phenomena such as doomsday prepping, science denial, and people’s willingness to admit to being wrong.

#23 Personality: universalism and cultural context with Moin Syed

#23 Personality: universalism and cultural context with Moin Syed

October 6, 2022

Personality psychology is an exciting field of research. However, as we learn in Moin Syed’s presentation, this excitement has been dampened by a hyper focus on methodological and definitional issues based on the history of our field. However, personality can be more. Moin Syed talks in his presentation about how our field can earn back its excitement. 

#22 Interviews at the 20th European Conference on Personality in Madrid

#22 Interviews at the 20th European Conference on Personality in Madrid

September 21, 2022

For this episode, we talked to ten researchers at the 20th European Conference on Personality (#ECP20) in Madrid, including Anna Hakobjanyan, Jérome Rossier, Matej Bjurković, Sonja Lyubomirsky, Laura Buchinger, Markus Jokela, Barbara De Clercq, Verònica Benet-Martínez, Arij Yehya, and Kendall Mather.

#21 Personality and health with Nick Turiano, Damaris Aschwanden, and Yannick Stephan

#21 Personality and health with Nick Turiano, Damaris Aschwanden, and Yannick Stephan

July 20, 2022

This episode's guests were Nick Turiano, Damaris Aschwanden, and Yannick Stephan, three experts in personality and health psychology, who talked with Rebekka Weidmann about the importance of considering personality when predicting important health outcomes across the life span.

#20 Post-traumatic growth with Laura Blackie and Eranda Jayawickreme

#20 Post-traumatic growth with Laura Blackie and Eranda Jayawickreme

June 15, 2022

Many people believe that traumatic experiences are often followed by psychological growth. What does not kill us, makes us stronger, right?  Laura Blackie and Eranda Jayawickreme are among the leading researchers on this topic, and they just guest-edited a special issue on post-traumatic personality growth in the European Journal of Personality. They talked with René Mõttus what they have learned about how trauma can change us—or if it even changes us, after all.

#19 Paper Spotlight with Emily Willroth and Brett Ford

#19 Paper Spotlight with Emily Willroth and Brett Ford

May 17, 2022

René Mõttus talks with Emily Willroth and Brett Ford about their recently published paper in the European Journal of Personality entitled: "Emotional responses to a global stressor: Average patterns and individual differences"

#18 Personality and psychopathology with Bob Krueger, Odilia Laceulle, and Johannes Zimmerman

#18 Personality and psychopathology with Bob Krueger, Odilia Laceulle, and Johannes Zimmerman

April 29, 2022
In this episode, Lisanne de Moor talked with three experts about a dimensional approach to conceptualizing and measuring psychopathology, and the HiTOP model as an example of one of the advancements of this approach.
#17 Paper Spotlight with Paul Eastwick

#17 Paper Spotlight with Paul Eastwick

March 30, 2022

Rebekka Weidmann talks with Paul Eastwick about his recently accepted paper in the European Journal of Personality entitled: "Predicting Romantic Interest during Early Relationship Development: A Preregistered Investigation using Machine Learning"

#16 Self-esteem with Ulrich Orth, Ketaki Diwan, and Lorenzo Filosa

#16 Self-esteem with Ulrich Orth, Ketaki Diwan, and Lorenzo Filosa

March 23, 2022

Lisanne de Moor speaks with Ulrich Orth, Ketaki Diwan, and Lorenzo Filosa, three self-esteem researchers, about what self-esteem is, why it has attracted so much scientific attention, some interesting new discoveries, and some outstanding research questions.

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