Alexander Weiss

Summary

Affiliation: University of Edinburgh
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc A questionnaire-wide association study of personality and mortality: the Vietnam Experience Study
    Alexander Weiss
    Department of Psychology, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    J Psychosom Res 74:523-9. 2013
  2. pmc Evidence for a midlife crisis in great apes consistent with the U-shape in human well-being
    Alexander Weiss
    Scottish Primate Research Group, Department of Psychology, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9JZ, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:19949-52. 2012
  3. pmc The genetic rescue of two bottlenecked South Island robin populations using translocations of inbred donors
    S Heber
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20122228. 2013
  4. pmc Happy orang-utans live longer lives
    Alexander Weiss
    Department of Psychology, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Biol Lett 7:872-4. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) as living fossils of hominoid personality and subjective well-being
    Alexander Weiss
    Department of Psychology, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh, 7 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9JZ, United Kingdom
    J Comp Psychol 125:72-83. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Emotionally stable, intelligent men live longer: the Vietnam Experience Study cohort
    Alexander Weiss
    School of Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences, Department of Psychology, The University of Edinburgh, 7 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9JZ, UK
    Psychosom Med 71:385-94. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Happiness is a personal(ity) thing: the genetics of personality and well-being in a representative sample
    Alexander Weiss
    Department of Psychology, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Psychol Sci 19:205-10. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Assessing chimpanzee personality and subjective well-being in Japan
    Alexander Weiss
    Scottish Primate Research Group, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, Department of Psychology, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Am J Primatol 71:283-92. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Personality and subjective well-being in orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus and Pongo abelii)
    Alexander Weiss
    Laboratory of Personality and Cognition, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 90:501-11. 2006
  10. pmc A cross-setting study of chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) personality structure and development: zoological parks and Yerkes National Primate Research Center
    Alexander Weiss
    Department of Psychology, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Am J Primatol 69:1264-77. 2007

Detail Information

Publications23

  1. pmc A questionnaire-wide association study of personality and mortality: the Vietnam Experience Study
    Alexander Weiss
    Department of Psychology, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    J Psychosom Res 74:523-9. 2013
    ..We examined the association between the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) and all-cause mortality in 4462 middle-aged Vietnam-era veterans...
  2. pmc Evidence for a midlife crisis in great apes consistent with the U-shape in human well-being
    Alexander Weiss
    Scottish Primate Research Group, Department of Psychology, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9JZ, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:19949-52. 2012
    ..These findings have implications across scientific and social-scientific disciplines, and may help to identify ways of enhancing human and ape well-being...
  3. pmc The genetic rescue of two bottlenecked South Island robin populations using translocations of inbred donors
    S Heber
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20122228. 2013
    ..Our results confirm that the implementation of 'genetic rescue' using bottlenecked populations as donors provides a way of preserving endangered species and restoring their viability when outbred donor populations no longer exist...
  4. pmc Happy orang-utans live longer lives
    Alexander Weiss
    Department of Psychology, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Biol Lett 7:872-4. 2011
    ..This finding suggests that impressions of the subjective well-being of captive great apes are valid indicators of their welfare and longevity...
  5. doi request reprint Rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) as living fossils of hominoid personality and subjective well-being
    Alexander Weiss
    Department of Psychology, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh, 7 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9JZ, United Kingdom
    J Comp Psychol 125:72-83. 2011
    ..As demonstrated here, each additional species studied adds another fold to the rich, historical story of primate personality evolution...
  6. doi request reprint Emotionally stable, intelligent men live longer: the Vietnam Experience Study cohort
    Alexander Weiss
    School of Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences, Department of Psychology, The University of Edinburgh, 7 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9JZ, UK
    Psychosom Med 71:385-94. 2009
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  7. doi request reprint Happiness is a personal(ity) thing: the genetics of personality and well-being in a representative sample
    Alexander Weiss
    Department of Psychology, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Psychol Sci 19:205-10. 2008
    ..These findings indicate that subjective well-being is linked to personality by common genes and that personality may form an "affective reserve" relevant to set-point maintenance and changes in set point over time...
  8. ncbi request reprint Assessing chimpanzee personality and subjective well-being in Japan
    Alexander Weiss
    Scottish Primate Research Group, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, Department of Psychology, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Am J Primatol 71:283-92. 2009
    ..These findings suggest that chimpanzee personality ratings are not affected by the culture of the raters...
  9. ncbi request reprint Personality and subjective well-being in orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus and Pongo abelii)
    Alexander Weiss
    Laboratory of Personality and Cognition, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 90:501-11. 2006
    ..These findings suggest that analogues of human, chimpanzee, and orangutan personality domains existed in a common ape ancestor...
  10. pmc A cross-setting study of chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) personality structure and development: zoological parks and Yerkes National Primate Research Center
    Alexander Weiss
    Department of Psychology, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Am J Primatol 69:1264-77. 2007
    ..These findings suggest that, whereas there may be differences in the ease with which ratings are made, personality structure, and development are largely consistent across widely differing settings...
  11. ncbi request reprint Neuroticism, extraversion, and mortality in the UK Health and Lifestyle Survey: a 21-year prospective cohort study
    Beverly A Shipley
    Department of Psychology, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh, 7, George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9JZ, Scotland
    Psychosom Med 69:923-31. 2007
    ..To examine the influence of neuroticism and extraversion on all-cause and cause-specific mortality over 21 years after controlling for risk factors...
  12. pmc Personality and HIV disease progression: role of NEO-PI-R openness, extraversion, and profiles of engagement
    Gail H Ironson
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, P O Box 248185, Coral Gables, FL 33124 2070, USA
    Psychosom Med 70:245-53. 2008
    ..The examination of psychosocial predictors of disease progression in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has focused primarily on depression, coping, and stress, with little attention paid to stable individual differences...
  13. pmc The personality domains and styles of the five-factor model are related to incident depression in Medicare recipients aged 65 to 100
    Alexander Weiss
    Department of Psychology, School of Philosophy, Psychology, and the Language Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:591-601. 2009
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  14. doi request reprint Aping humans: age and sex effects in chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) and human (Homo sapiens) personality
    James E King
    Department of Psychology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    J Comp Psychol 122:418-27. 2008
    ..Chimpanzee sex differences in personality were greater than comparable human gender differences. These findings suggest that chimpanzee and human personality develop via an unfolding maturational process...
  15. ncbi request reprint Domain and facet personality predictors of all-cause mortality among Medicare patients aged 65 to 100
    Alexander Weiss
    Laboratory of Personality and Cognition, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, 5600 Nathan Shock Drive, Baltimore, MD 21224 6825, USA
    Psychosom Med 67:724-33. 2005
    ..Our objectives were to test whether Conscientiousness, the other 4 domains of the Five-Factor Model, and their facets predicted mortality in older, frail individuals...
  16. doi request reprint Personality and alcohol metacognitions as predictors of weekly levels of alcohol use in binge drinking university students
    Ailsa Clark
    University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Addict Behav 37:537-40. 2012
    ..The implications of these findings are discussed...
  17. doi request reprint The majority of genetic variation in orangutan personality and subjective well-being is nonadditive
    Mark James Adams
    Department of Psychology, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, 7 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9JZ, UK
    Behav Genet 42:675-86. 2012
    ..Nonadditive genetic variance may be a general feature of the genetic structure of personality in primates and other animals...
  18. ncbi request reprint A chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) analogue of cross-national generalization of personality structure: zoological parks and an African sanctuary
    James E King
    Department of Psychology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
    J Pers 73:389-410. 2005
    ..Emotionality and Openness did not, but the items that had the highest loadings were consistent with the factors' definitions. Finally, sex and age effects for all factors generalized across habitats...
  19. ncbi request reprint Conscientiousness predicts disease progression (CD4 number and viral load) in people living with HIV
    Gail Ironson
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33124 2070, USA
    Health Psychol 26:473-80. 2007
    ..The study also examined whether Conscientiousness effects were mediated by adherence, perceived stress, depression, or coping measures...
  20. ncbi request reprint Personality Facets and All-Cause Mortality Among Medicare Patients Aged 66 to 102 Years: A Follow-on Study of Weiss and Costa (2005)
    Paul T Costa
    From the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences P T C, I C S, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina Department of Psychology A W, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom and Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine P R D and Public Health Sciences and Psychiatry B F, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York
    Psychosom Med 76:370-8. 2014
    ..To investigate associations between personality facets and survival during an 8-year follow-up...
  21. pmc Extraversion predicts longer survival in gorillas: an 18-year longitudinal study
    Alexander Weiss
    Scottish Primate Research Group, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, 7 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9JZ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20122231. 2013
    ..These findings suggest that understanding how extraversion and other personality domains influence longevity requires investigating the evolutionary bases of this association in nonhuman primates and other species...
  22. ncbi request reprint Cross-sectional age differences in personality among medicare patients aged 65 to 100
    Alexander Weiss
    Laboratory of Personality and Cognition, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Baltimore, MD 21224 6825, USA
    Psychol Aging 20:182-5. 2005
    ..With the exception of Agreeableness, this study provides no evidence for age differences among those in the last decades of life...
  23. ncbi request reprint Subjective well-being is heritable and genetically correlated with dominance in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)
    Alexander Weiss
    Department of Psychology, University of Arizona, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 83:1141-9. 2002
    ..These findings indicate that common genes may underlie the correlation between human personality factors and SWB...