Unformatted text preview: (Deater-Deckard, 264). Surgency is a factor that “represents high-energy activation and is derived from four scales: Impulsivity, High Intensity Pleasure, Activity Level and low levels of Shyness” (Deater-Deckard, 264). Studies have shown that elementary school students that are more successful have “greater task persistence and less distractibility”; both of these behaviors are associated with EC (Deater-Deckard, 265). The article explains that Surgency is associated with “poorer reading and high motor activity, and higher impilsivity” (Deater-Deckard, 265). 3. Which combination (i.e. high or low) of Effortful Control and Surgency was associated with the best outcome (i.e. highest reading scores)? 4. What are some limitations of this study?...
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- Fall '06
- Psychology, effortful control, Surgency