4 Individual-Personality

4 Individual-Personality - THEINDIVIDUAL SUBSYSTEM:...

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THE INDIVIDUAL  SUBSYSTEM: PERSONALITY
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TEMPERAMENT Activity level frequency of spontaneous motor  activity how fast or slow a person seems to  exist Rhythmicity the need or  desire that life be in  sequence  or on a time schedule a person’s approach towards or  withdraw  from others in social interaction Adaptability continuum ability to adjust to changes in space, 
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TEMPERAMENT CONT. Response Threshold how affected people are when their  sense are stimulated   Intensity of Reaction how individuals respond under stress typically respond by 1. adapt by managing stress 2. withdraw by shutting down 3. explode Quality of Mood continuum of responses from happy  to  sad
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TEMPERAMENT CONT. Distractibility ability to concentrate even with  distractions  Attention Span ability to stick with a task versus  jump from project to project Temperament is not the only thing that  dictates who an individual will be. A lot of an  individuals makeup depends on the social  and cultural environment they experience.
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GOODNESS OF FIT The interaction that results when the properties of the environment and its expectations are in line  with the organism’s capabilities, motivations and  styles of behavior Optimal development: possible when there is  harmony between the organism and the  environment “Poorness of fit”: dissonance between the  environment and the organism producing  distorted development and maladaptive  functioning
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GOODNESS OF FIT CONT. Occurs within a family “black sheep” Occurs in social settings Compare different experiences of visiting a friends  house Occurs in social/cultural environment Values and demands of a situation or place may not match the individual
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FACTORS INFLUENCING FIT Strength and duration The stronger and more persistent a  temperament characteristic is, the  greater chance for conflict Other Individual Attributes Other aspects of the child might  help them  cope with different 
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