Personality Development POST

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Personality Development Some things change, some stay the same
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Agenda Temperament Sources of personality development Personality stability Personality change The fate of the Big Five and other traits Relevance to life context
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Instructional Objectives By the end of this lesson, students will be able to: Define temperament and some of its characteristics Identify and discuss three sources of personality development Identify and discuss two types of personality stability and three levels of personality change Provide an overview of the changes that occur in the Big Five traits, impulsivity, flexibility, and sensation seeking over time Discuss possible cohort effects on personality
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Temperament: the earliest personality Temperament refers to relatively stable, early appearing, biologically based individual traits Relates to activity level, approach to new situations, intensity of reactivity, mood, attention span, and soothability Temperament characteristics tend to stabilize about 6-8 weeks after birth
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Development of temperament Newborns show distress Approach reactions (smiling, laughter, body movement) evident by 2-3 months Physical approach around 4-6 months Anger and frustration can be seen ~ 2-3 months Fear appears as distinct from general distress around 7-10 months
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Personality development Personality development : constancies, consistencies, and stabilities in people over time,
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