Northwestern University

Fri 12:00 PM

Psychological Characteristics and Longevity Across Different Countries

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When: Friday, January 27, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: 1902 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Jeff Cernucan   847.467.2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Category: Global & Civic Engagement


This research examines 15 long-term studies from several different countries to test the effect of psychological characteristics, or personality traits, on mortality risk. It also looks at whether smoking behavior accounted for those associations. This study is of unique importance because it can demonstrate if a given effect or set of effects can replicate across many studies over different countries.

Dan Mroczek (psychology) conducts research that focuses on 1) lifespan personality development 2) the influence of personality — and personality change — on physical health, mortality, and other important life outcomes.

This is part of the Buffett Institute Faculty & Fellows Colloquium. On Fridays during the school year, the Buffett Institute hosts Northwestern faculty and/or visiting fellows to present their current research. This forum brings together an interdisciplinary audience to build awareness of global research on campus. The series helps promote dialogue on scholarship and develop a deeper sense of community among Buffett Institute affiliates. Each meeting lasts one hour; lunch is provided. Please arrive early to get lunch and find a seat.

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