Personality Psychology Podcast
#15 Intelligence with Ian Deary

#15 Intelligence with Ian Deary

February 26, 2022
René Mõttus speaks with Ian Deary, who has published many hundreds of articles on intelligence and personality traits, alongside several books. They discuss the value of robust empirical findings over grand theories and key findings about human intelligence. They also compare personality and intelligence research and discuss their future. And finally, this is the first episode of the podcast where a guest also sings.
#14 Psychopathology, Authenticity, Sustainability, and Veganism with Chris Hopwood

#14 Psychopathology, Authenticity, Sustainability, and Veganism with Chris Hopwood

January 31, 2022

In this episode, Rebekka Weidmann speaks with Chris Hopwood about his research on personality and psychopathology, and also his work on authenticity and realness, sustainable behavior, and veganism.

#13 Personality science and helping people to change, with Patrick Hill

#13 Personality science and helping people to change, with Patrick Hill

January 6, 2022

Patrick Hill has studied many topics, including purpose in life, gratitude, health, and personality change. In this episode, Patrick spoke with René Mõttus about the influence of personality on life outcomes, interventions to change personality traits, and several other topics.

#12 Diversity and inclusiveness with Alexandria West, Hrag Vosgerichian, and Khatuna Martskvishvili

#12 Diversity and inclusiveness with Alexandria West, Hrag Vosgerichian, and Khatuna Martskvishvili

December 17, 2021

At the 2021 EAPP Day, we conducted a live panel discussion with Alexandria West, Hrag Vosgerichian, and Khatuna Martskvishvili and discussed how we can bring more diversity and inclusiveness into the field of personality research. Thank you all for attending! 

#11 Adolescent personality with Jenny Wagner, Eva Bleckmann, Larissa Wieczorek, and Naemi Brandt

#11 Adolescent personality with Jenny Wagner, Eva Bleckmann, Larissa Wieczorek, and Naemi Brandt

December 7, 2021

Lisanne de Moor spoke with Jenny Wagner, Eva Bleckmann, Larissa Wieczorek, and Naemi Brandt about their research on adolescent personality. They discussed personality development, and school and relationships as influencing factors. In addition, they discussed major recent accomplishments in the fields as well as the next steps forward.

#10 The past, present, and controversies of personality trait psychology with Jeff McCrae

#10 The past, present, and controversies of personality trait psychology with Jeff McCrae

October 25, 2021

René Mõttus spoke with one of the most influential personality psychologists in recent decades, Robert "Jeff" McCrae. They discussed the history and achievements of personality trait psychology and some of the key questions still awaiting an answer. They also spoke about an early "conspiracy" among the Big Five enthusiasts to promote the trait model and the most controversial aspect of the Five-Factor Theory lack of direct influences of life experiences on personality traits.

#9 Narcissism with Mitja Back, Carolyn Morf, and Joshua Miller

#9 Narcissism with Mitja Back, Carolyn Morf, and Joshua Miller

October 1, 2021

In this episode, Rebekka Weidmann talked with Mitja Back, Carolyn Morf, and Joshua Miller about narcissism—what it is, how it manifests in people’s lives, whether it changes, and common misconceptions about narcissism.

#8 Morality and moral development with Jessie Sun

#8 Morality and moral development with Jessie Sun

August 25, 2021

In this episode, Lisanne de Moor talked with Jessie Sun about morality and moral development, and how to conceptualize and measure it in research. In addition, they discussed some of Jessie’s past, ongoing, and upcoming research, and the major challenges she sees in moving forward.

#7 Personality development with Ted Schwaba, Eva Asselmann, and Chris Soto

#7 Personality development with Ted Schwaba, Eva Asselmann, and Chris Soto

July 27, 2021

In this episode, Rebekka Weidmann talked with Ted Schwaba, Eva Asselmann, and Chris Soto about their research on personality development across the lifespan, the importance of personality for life outcomes, and the emerging study of social, emotional, and behavioral skills.

#6 A chat with Joanne Chung

#6 A chat with Joanne Chung

June 26, 2021

In this episode, Lisanne de Moor talks with Joanne Chung about how she became interested in personality psychology, her past, present, and future work, and creating spaces and recognizing different voices in our work as personality scientists.

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