May 10, 2021

Kolar Discusses the Pandemic’s Impact on Personality

Professor of Psychological Science David Kolar

Professor of Psychological Science David Kolar

Professor of Psychological Science David Kolar weighed in on an article in The Alpena News in Michigan how the pandemic and isolation can impact personality.

David Kolar, a psychology professor at the University of Mary Washington, said personalities remain relatively consistent throughout our lifetime.

“While personality certainly can change with age, we tend to keep our rank order on a trait,” he said. “For example, while research shows that we tend to get more conscientious as we get older, people who had higher levels of conscientiousness compared to others at younger ages tend to still have higher levels of conscientiousness compared to their peers as they get older.” Read more. 

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