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CHAPTER 7 SOCIOEMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN INFANCY EMOTIONAL AND PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT TEMPERAMENT Temperament is an individual’s behavioral style and characteristic way of responding Describing and Classifying Temperament Chess and Thomas’ Classification Easy child : child is generally in a positive mood, quickly establishes regular routines and adapts easily to new experiences Difficult child : child reacts negatively and cries frequently, engages in irregular daily routines, and is slow to accept change Slow-to-warm-up child : child has a low activity level, is somewhat negative, and displays a low intensity of mood Kagan’s Behavioral Inhibition Differences between shy, subdued, timid, and sociable child is another way to classify temperament. Rothbart and Bates’ Classification Extraversion/surgency : includes “positive anticipation, impulsivity, active level, and sensation seeking” Negative affectivity
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course PSY 235 taught by Professor Pak during the Spring '08 term at Rhode Island.

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