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. The field of adult personality development seems to have emerged as an afterthought, a logical extension of other branches of study. Some researchers came to it by way of gerontology, the study of ag- ing. We know that there are major changes in physiology File Size: KB.
May 18, · A person’s stage of adult development has a major impact on how they interact with other people, how they deal with adversity, conflict and other complex matters. 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.