. They wanted to know if either had a direct influence on the sensitivity to the environment they are in as an adult verse childhood. The hypothesis they were trying was to find out if these things during childhood would come back later and cause sensitivity in individuals. It was found that children who were in a poor environment were more sensitive to the negative effects of a poor environment as adults. These same children were more susceptible adversity as adults, and children that grew up in more positive households were less vulnerable. Since this study was based off other studies, I would say that it was done ethically since now one was harmed. These two used information form different studies so that they could gather this information. Research Design As I have gone through many of my articles, I have decided to stick with my original research design which is that of correlation. Originally, I decided that I was going to see if it is ultimately possible to find out if experiences within the home or trauma have any contributing
Personality Influences 7 factors for altering a child’s personality traits ( Overview of Psychology Methods, 2019 ). Such as violence in a home. Does that trigger the fight or flight? If faced with tough situations do children try to adapt for survival? I feel that a lot about who a person is can be figured out or studied by where a person came from or how they were raised. I have sense decided that maybe I should look more into the question of how much of one’s personality stability is made up from genetics verses the environment they are in? My research design would consist of 3 different groups, (1) biological parents and children, (2) adoptive parents and children and (3) biological parents with children that are half siblings. We would never subject children to any dangers such as a violent home life situation. It would be my goal to shed light on whether there is a direct link to childhood experiences and personality in the future? Since so many things can alter someone's life. Due to issues in our childhood and how we took those pains and processed has molded us into who we are and how we handle situations now. After collecting the data at this stage in all the participants life we would bring participants back in, or to mail them new questionnaires at a pre-determined amount of time later, after participants reach adulthood. Since my study has a variable that includes traumatic environments in young people’s lives. It would be interesting to know that as the same participants gets older and possibly leaves the house and starts their own lives, their personality would adjust with the removal from that environment? According to Cervone & Pervin, longitudinal studies can help determine whether psychological qualities that are evident in early life are enduring (2019), and since temperament is a flexible aspect of personality and can adjust in order for us to adapt to life’s experiences and challenges therefore the influence of trauma on personality would likely differ significantly over time (Cervone & Pervin, 2019).
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