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Psych3-1 notes - Temperament The Basics Temperament appears...

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Temperament – The Basics Temperament appears in infancy – it is stable, individuals differences in (a) reactivity and (b) self-regulation “The psychological traits that make up temperament are believed to form the cornerstone of the adult personality.” (NY Longitudinal Study) o Activity Level – how active is the child o Rhythmicity – Schedule of behaviors or routines (sleep, eat, play) o Approach/withdrawal – approach to stimulus. o Adaptability – easily adapt to new things/atmosphere o Threshold of responsiveness – intensity of stimulus need to elicit a response o Intensity of reaction – o Quality of mood – cantankerous, slightly irritable, happy, ect. o Distractibility – how easily can baby be distracted o Attention span/persistence – how long will baby pay attention Temperamental Styles o Easy Child Establishes regular routines Generally cheerful Adapts easily to new experiences o Difficult Child Slow to accept new experiences Reacts negatively and intensely
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This note was uploaded on 10/20/2011 for the course PSYC 103 taught by Professor Regalo during the Spring '11 term at UNL.

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Psych3-1 notes - Temperament The Basics Temperament appears...

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