Discussion: Development. Adulthood and aging, including changes in the body, in perception, and in cognition; and social and emotional development across the lifespan Read more» Further Study. These optional resources are provided for students that wish to explore this topic more fully. Adult development comes with both gains and losses, and it is important to be aware and plan ahead for these changes in order to age successfully. Personality in adulthood. Personality change and stability occur in adulthood. For example, self-confidence, warmth, self-control, and emotional stability increase with age, whereas neuroticism and.
Nov 01, · We presented a newly emerging model, called the six-foci model of personality (Hooker & McAdams, ), to encourage researchers to look beyond the familiar five-factor model of personality encompassing the big five traits of openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism (OCEAN).Cited by: 4.