Socio-Emotional Development

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    Socio-Emotional Development Temperament Attachment Relationships
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    Temperament Defined- biologically based emotional and behavioral  qualities or characteristics of an individual, which might  be the building blocks to adult personality and are  effected by the environment.  They are believed to be present in early life and remain  relatively stable across time and circumstances.
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    Major Components Activity level Typical pace and vigor of behavior Negative emotionality/ Irritability How easily or intensely upset one becomes over negative events  Soothability Ease with which one calms after becoming upset Fearfulness  Wariness of intense or highly unusual stimulation Positive Emotionality/Sociability Receptiveness to and pleasure in social stimulation
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    Work by Thomas and Chess Pioneers of temperament research New York Longitudinal Study 9 components Activity level, regularity, mood, distractibility, attention  span/ persistence, adaptability, approach or withdrawal 3 categories Easy- 40% Slow to warm up- 15% Difficult- 10%
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    The Components Rhythmicity (regularity) Predictability in time of any behavior  Approach or Withdrawal Initial response to new stimulus Adaptability Responses to new or altered situations; not concerned  with the nature of the response, but ease of  modification
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    More Components Threshold of responsiveness Intensity of stimulation level needed to evoke a response,  regardless of the response, with sensory, environmental, and  social stimuli Intensity of reaction Energy level of response, regardless of type Quality of mood Amount of pleasant, joyful behavior in contrast to unpleasant,  crying behavior
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    Last two… Distractibility Ease in which extraneous stimuli alter the ongoing response Attention span/ persistence Attention span is the length of time involved in an activity and  persistence is the continuation of activity in the face of  obstacles to the maintenance of the activity
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    You and your 1-year-old are going to an unfamiliar home for a  birthday party. You know that your child is high in  withdrawal and intensity of reaction, but is adaptable with  time, what is your BEST approach to entering this home? A.
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