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Lives Through Film: 49 UP and the UP Series as a Longitudinal Study of Personality and Social Change

  • Kevin Lanning
  • Samantha A. Montgomery
  • Justin Bright
  • Lenore Broming
  • Misty Hudelson
  • Rachel E. Pauletti
  • Garreth Rosenzweig
  • Rachel Starkings
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Abstract

In this chapter we examine the UP series of documentary films, a longitudinal examination of the lives of 14 British individuals. The first film, 7 UP!, depicted participants at age 7 and was produced in 1963. The most recent, 49 UP, was produced in 2005. We consider the value and the limitations of the series as a study of personality development and describe the trajectories of the lives of three participants in some detail.

Keywords

Personality Development Mortality Salience Deep Issue Missionary Work Time Capsule 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kevin Lanning
    • 1
  • Samantha A. Montgomery
    • 2
  • Justin Bright
    • 2
  • Lenore Broming
    • 2
  • Misty Hudelson
    • 2
  • Rachel E. Pauletti
    • 2
  • Garreth Rosenzweig
    • 2
  • Rachel Starkings
    • 2
  1. 1.WB 218, Wilkes Honors College, Florida Atlantic UniversityJupiterUSA
  2. 2.Wilkes Honors College, Florida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonUSA

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