Faculty

Paul Costa

Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Behavioral Medicine
School of Medicine

4567 Clin Res II, Durham, NC 27710

Box 3926 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710

(919) 684-3863 paul.costa@duke.edu


Education & Training

Ph.D. 1970

University of Chicago

Publications

Meta-analysis of Genome-Wide Association Studies for Extraversion: Findings from the Genetics of Personality Consortium.

PMID 26362575
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Meta-analysis of Genome-wide Association Studies for Neuroticism, and the Polygenic Association With Major Depressive Disorder.

PMID 25993607
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Personality Structure Among Centenarians: The Georgia Centenarian Study.

PMID 26214097
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The emergence of sex differences in personality traits in early adolescence: A cross-sectional, cross-cultural study.

PMID 25603371
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Harmonization of Neuroticism and Extraversion phenotypes across inventories and cohorts in the Genetics of Personality Consortium: an application of Item Response Theory.

PMID 24828478
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Gender Stereotypes of Personality

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Personality facets and all-cause mortality among Medicare patients aged 66 to 102 years: a follow-on study of Weiss and Costa (2005).

PMID 24933014
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Re: "Personality and all-cause mortality: individual-participant meta-analysis of 3,947 deaths in 76,150 adults".

PMID 24503946
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Personality facets and all-cause mortality among medicare patients aged 66 to 102 years: A follow-on study of weiss and costa (2005)

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Harmonization of neuroticism and extraversion phenotypes across inventories and cohorts in the Genetics of Personality Consortium: An application of item response theory

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A putatively functional polymorphism in the HTR2C gene is associated with depressive symptoms in white females reporting significant life stress.

PMID 25514629
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D-cycloserine augmentation of cognitive behavioral group therapy of social anxiety disorder: prognostic and prescriptive variables.

PMID 23937345
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Care recipient agreeableness is associated with caregiver subjective physical health status.

PMID 23231831
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Malnutrition in the first year of life and personality at age 40

PMID 23488644
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MATERNAL DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS IN CHILDHOOD AND OPENNESS TO EXPERIENCE IN ADULTHOOD.

PMID 25506118
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WHEN I'M 64: FINDINGS FROM THE UNC ALUMNI HEART STUDY

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Personality as a predictor of dietary quality in spouses during midlife.

PMID 18400684
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Replicating the NEO-PI-R factor structure in African-American older adults

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NEO personality domains and gender predict levels and trends in body mass index over 14 years during midlife

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Patterns of change in hostility from college to midlife in the UNC Alumni Heart Study predict high-risk status.

PMID 14508014
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Behavioral medicine and aging.

PMID 12090387
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Personality at midlife: stability, intrinsic maturation, and response to life events.

PMID 11151962
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Self-perceptions of stability and change in personality at midlife: the UNC Alumni Heart Study.

PMID 11151963
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Personality factors differentially predict exercise behavior in men and women.

PMID 9106371
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Age and gender differences in the content scales of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory.

PMID 8223825
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Using college alumni populations in epidemiologic research: the UNC Alumni Heart Study.

PMID 1432005
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PERSONALITY PREDICTION OF EXERCISE IN THE UNC ALUMNI HEART-STUDY

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Predicting personality in adulthood from college MMPI scores: implications for follow-up studies in psychosomatic medicine.

PMID 2287703
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A caution on the use of the MMPI K-correction in research on psychosomatic medicine.

PMID 2928461
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Hostility, Agreeableness-Antagonism, and Coronary Heart Disease

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Cardiovascular disease in the elderly. Behavioral, cognitive and emotional considerations.

PMID 3298367
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Cynicism and paranoid alienation in the Cook and Medley HO scale

PMID 3704090
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Content and comprehensiveness in the MMPI: An item factor analysis in a normal adult sample.

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