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Unformatted text preview: o Slow to adapt, withdraws Feisty o Spirited, fun o Need to be expertly managed o Most difficult and fun o Intense o Use redirection Temperament Set of biological or constitutionally based traits that influence how a person reacts and behaves o Refers to how children behave, as opposed to what they do or why they do it o Displayed as differences in general disposition from birth, largely due initially to genetic factors o Tends to be fairly stable well into adolescence o Not fixed and unchangeable, can be modified by childrearing practices Learning theory o conditioning Psychoanalytic theory o Extent to which mother gratifies childs basic needs Causes of temperament Grows out of behavioral genetics framework Physiological reactivity to novel stimuli...
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- Fall '08
- Developmental Psychology