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Personality stabilization, mechanisms of


(= M.) mechanisms of personality stabilization; lat. stabilis fixed (-steady)], [EW, PER], are topics of personality psychology and developmental psychology. M. is usually understood to mean that for a best. Personality trait (personality; = P.) and a fixed retest interval (distance between two measurement times) with increasing age at the first measurement time the ranking stability increases (stability). In other words: the inter-individual differences in the property change less and less. This is the case for many P. characteristics, whereby the stability of the P. differences only decreases again in old age due to biological. and aging processes, which proceed differently in different people. In addition to this variable-centered approach of examining the stabilization for a single characteristic, the person-centered approach is sometimes also chosen to consider the M. von P. profiles (personality). An increasing profile stabilization can be based on an increasing stability of the profile of the mean values ​​or on an increasing distinctive profile stability. To explain the increasing stabilization of the P. three M. are essentially used. (1) V. a. In early childhood, the reliability of property measurements (property diagnostics) is not sufficiently high because small children are easily distracted in observation or test situations and infants show strong fluctuations in attention depending on their sleep-wake rhythm (sleep). (2) The stability of the self-concept increases (self-concept), which promotes the stability of the entire P. (3) With increasing age, people can increasingly choose or create environments that suit their P., and through this person-environment fit. person-environment fit] stabilize their P. (cumulative stability). For example, people choose partners or jobs that suit their P. Cumulative stability can therefore be found primarily in Transition phases of development [engl. developmental transitions], as in the transition to the first partnership, to the first job or to retirement.

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