A Terracciano

Summary

Affiliation: National Institutes of Health
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Personality and resilience to Alzheimer's disease neuropathology: a prospective autopsy study
    Antonio Terracciano
    National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Neurobiol Aging 34:1045-50. 2013
  2. pmc Meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies identifies common variants in CTNNA2 associated with excitement-seeking
    A Terracciano
    National Institute on Aging, NIH, DHHS, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Transl Psychiatry 1:e49. 2011
  3. pmc Genome-wide association scan for five major dimensions of personality
    A Terracciano
    National Institute on Aging, NIH, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Mol Psychiatry 15:647-56. 2010
  4. pmc Variants of the serotonin transporter gene and NEO-PI-R Neuroticism: No association in the BLSA and SardiNIA samples
    Antonio Terracciano
    National Institute on Aging, NIH, DHHS, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 150:1070-7. 2009
  5. pmc Facets of personality linked to underweight and overweight
    Antonio Terracciano
    National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
    Psychosom Med 71:682-9. 2009
  6. pmc BDNF Val66Met is associated with introversion and interacts with 5-HTTLPR to influence neuroticism
    Antonio Terracciano
    National Institute on Aging, NIH, DHHS, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Neuropsychopharmacology 35:1083-9. 2010
  7. pmc Plasma BDNF concentration, Val66Met genetic variant and depression-related personality traits
    A Terracciano
    Laboratory of Personality and Cognition, National Institute on Aging, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Genes Brain Behav 9:512-8. 2010
  8. pmc Genome-wide association scan of trait depression
    Antonio Terracciano
    National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 68:811-7. 2010
  9. pmc Neuroticism, depressive symptoms, and serum BDNF
    Antonio Terracciano
    National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, 251 Bayview Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Psychosom Med 73:638-42. 2011
  10. pmc Personality predictors of longevity: activity, emotional stability, and conscientiousness
    Antonio Terracciano
    Laboratory of Personality and Cognition, National Institute on Aging, NIH, DHHS, 251 Bayview Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Psychosom Med 70:621-7. 2008

Detail Information

Publications34

  1. pmc Personality and resilience to Alzheimer's disease neuropathology: a prospective autopsy study
    Antonio Terracciano
    National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Neurobiol Aging 34:1045-50. 2013
    ..In sum, a resilient personality profile is associated with lower risk or delay of clinical dementia even in persons with AD neuropathology...
  2. pmc Meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies identifies common variants in CTNNA2 associated with excitement-seeking
    A Terracciano
    National Institute on Aging, NIH, DHHS, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Transl Psychiatry 1:e49. 2011
    ..The results provide insight into the genetics of excitement-seeking and risk-taking, and are relevant to hyperactivity, substance use, antisocial and bipolar disorders...
  3. pmc Genome-wide association scan for five major dimensions of personality
    A Terracciano
    National Institute on Aging, NIH, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Mol Psychiatry 15:647-56. 2010
    ..We infer that a large number of loci may influence personality traits and disorders, requiring larger sample sizes for the GWA approach to confidently identify associated genetic variants...
  4. pmc Variants of the serotonin transporter gene and NEO-PI-R Neuroticism: No association in the BLSA and SardiNIA samples
    Antonio Terracciano
    National Institute on Aging, NIH, DHHS, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 150:1070-7. 2009
    ..Along with other large studies that used different phenotypic measures and found no association, this study substantially increases the evidence against a link between 5-HTT variants and Neuroticism-related traits...
  5. pmc Facets of personality linked to underweight and overweight
    Antonio Terracciano
    National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
    Psychosom Med 71:682-9. 2009
    ..This study examines detailed personality profiles of underweight, normal, and overweight individuals to provide insights into the causes and treatments of abnormal weight...
  6. pmc BDNF Val66Met is associated with introversion and interacts with 5-HTTLPR to influence neuroticism
    Antonio Terracciano
    National Institute on Aging, NIH, DHHS, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Neuropsychopharmacology 35:1083-9. 2010
    ..Our findings support the association between the BDNF Met variant and introversion and suggest that BDNF interacts with the serotonin transporter gene to influence neuroticism...
  7. pmc Plasma BDNF concentration, Val66Met genetic variant and depression-related personality traits
    A Terracciano
    Laboratory of Personality and Cognition, National Institute on Aging, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Genes Brain Behav 9:512-8. 2010
    ..These findings challenge the prevailing hypothesis that lower peripheral levels of BDNF are a marker of depression...
  8. pmc Genome-wide association scan of trait depression
    Antonio Terracciano
    National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 68:811-7. 2010
    ..Identifying the genetic variants that contribute to these individual differences can point to biological pathways etiologically involved in psychiatric disorders...
  9. pmc Neuroticism, depressive symptoms, and serum BDNF
    Antonio Terracciano
    National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, 251 Bayview Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Psychosom Med 73:638-42. 2011
    ..We test whether serum and plasma levels of BDNF are associated with trait neuroticism and its facets and with state measures of depressive symptoms...
  10. pmc Personality predictors of longevity: activity, emotional stability, and conscientiousness
    Antonio Terracciano
    Laboratory of Personality and Cognition, National Institute on Aging, NIH, DHHS, 251 Bayview Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Psychosom Med 70:621-7. 2008
    ..To examine the association between personality traits and longevity...
  11. pmc High neuroticism and low conscientiousness are associated with interleukin-6
    A R Sutin
    National Institute on Aging, NIH, DHHS, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Psychol Med 40:1485-93. 2010
    ..The present research examines the association between the five major dimensions of personality and interleukin-6 (IL-6), a pro-inflammatory cytokine often elevated in patients with chronic morbidity and frailty...
  12. pmc Five-factor model personality traits and the retirement transition: longitudinal and cross-sectional associations
    Corinna E Lockenhoff
    Laboratory of Personality and Cognition, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, USA
    Psychol Aging 24:722-8. 2009
    ..Findings suggest that the trait perspective contributes to the understanding of the retirement process...
  13. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in personality traits across cultures: robust and surprising findings
    P T Costa
    National Institute on Aging, National Institute of Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21224 6825, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 81:322-31. 2001
    ..Possible explanations for this surprising finding are discussed, including the attribution of masculine and feminine behaviors to roles rather than traits in traditional cultures...
  14. pmc Perceptions of aging across 26 cultures and their culture-level associates
    Corinna E Lockenhoff
    National Institute on Aging, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Psychol Aging 24:941-54. 2009
    ..A consideration of culture-level variables also suggested that previously reported differences in aging perceptions between Asian and Western countries may be related to differences in population structure...
  15. pmc Five-Factor Model personality profiles of drug users
    Antonio Terracciano
    National Institute on Aging, NIH, DHHS, Baltimore, USA
    BMC Psychiatry 8:22. 2008
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  16. pmc Cholesterol, triglycerides, and the Five-Factor Model of personality
    Angelina R Sutin
    National Institute on Aging, NIH, DHHS, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Biol Psychol 84:186-91. 2010
    ..When considering the connection between personality and health, unhealthy lipid profiles may be one intermediate biomarker between personality and morbidity and mortality...
  17. pmc Smoking and the Five-Factor Model of personality
    Antonio Terracciano
    Laboratory of Personality and Cognition, National Institute on Aging, NIH, DHHS, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Addiction 99:472-81. 2004
    ..Investigating the association between personality traits and smoking status using a comprehensive model of personality, the Five-Factor Model (FFM)...
  18. pmc Personality and metabolic syndrome
    Angelina R Sutin
    Laboratory of Personality and Cognition, National Institute on Aging, NIH, DHHS, 251 Bayview Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Age (Dordr) 32:513-9. 2010
    ..The present research indicates that those with fewer psychological resources are more vulnerable to metabolic syndrome and suggests a psychological component to other established risk factors...
  19. pmc The validity and structure of culture-level personality scores: data from ratings of young adolescents
    Robert R McCrae
    National Institute on Aging, USA
    J Pers 78:815-38. 2010
    ..A culture-level factor analysis replicated earlier findings of a broad Extraversion factor but generally resembled the factor structure found in individuals. Continued analysis of aggregate personality scores is warranted...
  20. pmc Trait antagonism and the progression of arterial thickening: women with antagonistic traits have similar carotid arterial thickness as men
    Angelina R Sutin
    National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and HumanServices, Baltimore, MD 21224
    Hypertension 56:617-22. 2010
    ..Antagonistic individuals, especially those who are manipulative and aggressive, have greater increases in arterial thickening, independent of traditional cardiovascular risk factors...
  21. pmc Personality traits and sex differences in emotion recognition among African Americans and Caucasians
    Antonio Terracciano
    National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, Maryland, 21224, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1000:309-12. 2003
  22. pmc Individual difference variables, affective differentiation, and the structures of affect
    Antonio Terracciano
    Laboratory of Personality and Cognition, National Institute on Aging, NIH, Baltimore, MD 21224 6825, USA
    J Pers 71:669-703. 2003
    ..The observed structure of affect will depend in part on the nature of the sample studied...
  23. ncbi request reprint Personality trait development from age 12 to age 18: longitudinal, cross-sectional, and cross-cultural analyses
    Robert R McCrae
    Personality, Stress and Coping Section, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 83:1456-68. 2002
    ..Results extend knowledge of the developmental curve of personality traits backward from adulthood and help bridge the gap with child temperament studies...
  24. pmc Sex-specific correlates of walking speed in a wide age-ranged population
    Magdalena I Tolea
    Clinical Research Branch, National Institute on Aging, Harbor Hospital, 3001 South Hanover Street, Baltimore, MD 21225, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 65:174-84. 2010
    ..If these patterns are confirmed in longitudinal studies, personality may be an important target for prevention...
  25. ncbi request reprint Universal features of personality traits from the observer's perspective: data from 50 cultures
    Robert R McCrae
    Gerontology Research Center, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Baltimore, MD 21224 6825, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 88:547-61. 2005
    ..With a few exceptions, these data support the hypothesis that features of personality traits are common to all human groups...
  26. pmc Longitudinal trajectories in Guilford-Zimmerman temperament survey data: results from the Baltimore longitudinal study of aging
    Antonio Terracciano
    Laboratory of Personality and Cognition, National Institute on Aging, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 61:P108-16. 2006
    ..Although intercepts differed, trajectories were similar for men and women. Attrition and death had no effect on slopes. This study highlights the use of lower order traits in providing a more nuanced picture of developmental change...
  27. ncbi request reprint Personality profiles of cultures: aggregate personality traits
    Robert R McCrae
    Gerontology Research Center, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Baltimore, MD 21224 6825, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 89:407-25. 2005
    ..Findings support the rough scalar equivalence of NEO-PI-R factors and facets across cultures and suggest that aggregate personality profiles provide insight into cultural differences...
  28. pmc Hierarchical linear modeling analyses of the NEO-PI-R scales in the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging
    Antonio Terracciano
    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 20:493-506. 2005
    ..Significant nonnormative changes were found for all 5 factors; they were not explained by attrition but might be due to genetic factors, disease, or life experience...
  29. pmc Personality plasticity after age 30
    Antonio Terracciano
    National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 32:999-1009. 2006
    ..Ipsative stability, assessed with the California Adult Q-Set, also was unrelated to age. These data strengthen claims of predominant personality stability after age 30...
  30. pmc Cross-cultural studies of personality traits and their relevance to psychiatry
    Antonio Terracciano
    Epidemiol Psichiatr Soc 15:176-84. 2006
    ..This article provides a brief review of recent cross-cultural research on personality traits at both individual and culture levels, highlighting the relevance of recent findings for psychiatry...
  31. ncbi request reprint Personality traits in Sardinia: testing founder population effects on trait means and variances
    Paul T Costa
    National Institute on Aging, NIH, DHHS, 5600 Nathan Shock Dr, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
    Behav Genet 37:376-87. 2007
    ..The genetic homogeneity effect on the phenotypic expression of complex traits merits further exploration...
  32. pmc Self-reported extremely adverse life events and longitudinal changes in five-factor model personality traits in an urban sample
    Corinna E Lockenhoff
    Laboratory of Personality and Cognition, National Institute on Aging, NIH, DHHS, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Trauma Stress 22:53-9. 2009
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  33. pmc National character does not reflect mean personality trait levels in 49 cultures
    A Terracciano
    National Institute on Aging, NIH, DHHS, Gerontology Research Center, 5600 Nathan Shock Drive, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Science 310:96-100. 2005
    ..National character ratings were reliable but did not converge with assessed traits. Perceptions of national character thus appear to be unfounded stereotypes that may serve the function of maintaining a national identity...
  34. pmc Heritability of cardiovascular and personality traits in 6,148 Sardinians
    Giuseppe Pilia
    Istituto di Neurogenetica e Neurofarmacologia, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Ospedale Microcitemico, Cagliari, Italy
    PLoS Genet 2:e132. 2006
    ..Evidence for heterogeneity by age and sex suggests that models allowing for these differences will be important in mapping quantitative traits...