A critical evaluation of the Neo-Socioanalytic Model of personality

Brent W. Roberts, Lauren B. Nickel

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As part of the resurgence of interest in personality development, we wrote several theoretical pieces outlining the Neo-Socioanalytic Model of Personality Development. In this chapter, we clarify why we developed this framework and how it differs from other personality frameworks. We also discuss how well components of the framework, such as the principles of personality development, have held up over time. We conclude with recommendations on improving the model and for future research to better test predictions from the model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPersonality Development Across the Lifespan
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9780128047613
ISBN (Print)9780128046746
StatePublished - Apr 14 2017


  • Corresponsive principle
  • Neo-Socioanalytic Model
  • Personality
  • Personality change
  • Personality development
  • Social investment principle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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