As we study human development, our focus turns to change and stability. Do people’s personalities ever really change? Or are we destined to make similar choices throughout our lives?
1. Read Invisibilia: Is Your Personality Fixed, Or Can You Change Who You Are? by Alix Spiegel (2016). This article explores the question through the dramatic example of a man in prison for a heinous crime.
2. Pick one position—either stability or change—and provide a rationale for your choice. You can also learn more about personality on page 3.12 in Chapter 3 of our webtext.
To receive full credit, remember to write 2 posts in the discussion: one original and a response to another student. Your original post should be at least 7 sentences, and your reply should be at least 4 sentences.