Personality Development

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What is personality?
The enduring characteristics of a person that are significant for interpersonal behaviour.
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What is temperament?
The genetically based aspect of personality. Manner of thinking, behaving and reacting.
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Who created a Child Temperament Questionnaire?
Thomas and Chess.
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What were the nine catagories included in the Child Temperament Questionnaire?
Activity Level, Rhythmicity, Approach/Withdrawal, Adaptability, Threshold of Responsiveness, Intensity, Quality of Mood, Distractibility, Persistance.
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What 3 major child types were derived from this Questionnaire?
Easy children, Difficult children, Slow-to-warm up children.
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What is a major fault of this Questionnaire?
It did not include individual differences.
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Who carried out a study investigating Trait Approaches?
Buss and Plomin.
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They found 4 dimension of temperament, what are they?
Emotionality-impassiveness, Sociability-detachment, Activity-legarthy, Implusivity-deliberateness.
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Who investigated Type Approaches?
Kagan.
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What does it mean if someone is inhibited?
Shy, sensitive, higher/more stable heart rates, higher levels of stress hormones.
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What does it mean if someone is uninhibited?
Sociable, no fear/hesitation.
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What does extraverted mean?
An extravert is outgoing, sociable, under aroused + bored, craving excitement and change.+
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What is neuroticism?
Someone neurotic is easy upset and have high levels of negative effect (depression/anxiety).
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What is an introvert?
Someone who is reserved, quiet and can control their emotions.
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