Jule Specht, born in 1986, is a professor of Psychology at the Humboldt Univeristy in Berlin. She deals primarily with questions of personality development in the adult age and the causes and consequences of subjective well-being. She writes for the magazine Psychologie heute .
A QUESTION OF CHARACTER
Do we prefer being around lots of people or spending time alone? Are we often anxious or do we mostly feel at ease? Do setbacks make us stronger? And are we born with a predefined personality? Psychologist Jule Specht provides an accessible and illuminating sketch of the foundations of our personalities and how they develop throughout our lives. What sets us apart from other people? What changes does our psyche go through as we get older? What outside factors influence us? Can we influence our own personality and, if so, how? Answering all these and many more questions, Jule Specht’s sagacious yet entertaining book offers some startling insights into who we are, how we got here and who we will one day become.