Psychology professor to speak about personality traits

Dr. Kathryn M. Ryan, professor of psychology, will speak about Personality Traits (It’s Just Personality!) to the Williamsport chapter of the National Organization for Women at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the library archives of the Academic Center at Lycoming College.

Students, faculty, staff, and the public are invited to attend.

Dr. Ryan will discuss her 2011-12 sabbatical research project, ‘It’s Just Personality!’ which is a developing book on contemporary theory and research on personality traits.

Ryan will introduce the context she is using for her book on personality traits explaining the history, contemporary cultural context and the psychometric needs for personalities.

In the presentation, Dr. Ryan will focus on three traits: the superconfident personality, the frequently anxious personality and the outgoing personality.

The presentation is free and open to the public.