Jennifer Tackett, Benjamin B Lahey

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This chapter provides a comprehensive review of the personality domain of Neuroticism. Neuroticism is not only one of the more salient higher-order personality domains across different trait models, it also includes great public health care significance. We begin by describing the domain, including its facets. We then consider genetic and environmental influences for its development. We also consider developmental considerations, including evidence for stability and change across the lifespan. We then turn to the importance of Neuroticism for predicting consequential outcomes in several relevant domains of functioning: psychopathology, physical health, and quality of life. We then summarize and end with suggestions for future directions in research and public health care application.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of the Five Factor Model
EditorsThomas A Widiger
PublisherOxford Universtity Press
ISBN (Print)978-0199352487
StatePublished - 2017


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