Pitt PSY 0160 - Temperament: Thomas and Chess (6 pages)

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Lecture number:
14
Pages:
6
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
University of Pittsburgh
Course:
Psy 0160 - Psychology of Personality

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Personality Psychology Lecture 14 Outline of Last Lecture 5 Factor Model Cross cultural research NEO PI R test Costa and McCrea Growth and Development 6 factor model Evaluation Outline of Current Lecture Temperament Thomas and Chess New York Longitudinal study Easy temperament Difficult temperament Slow to warm up temperament Dimensions of Temperament Buss and Plomin Emotionality Reactivity Sociability Kagan Inhibited Uninhibited Biological Influences of Inhibition Amygdala Frontal Cortex Stathmin protein Evolutionary Psychology Proximate causes Ultimate causes Evolved Tendencies Contents of Human Nature Buss Need to belong Helping and altruism Universal Emotions Ekman Mate preferences Parenthood Jealousy Eagly and Wood These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute Current Lecture Temperament Thomas and Chess Biologically based Individual differences Emotional and motivational tendencies temperament Evident in early life Longitudinal Study Design Look at same person group of people over time Expensive Problems people drop out New York Longitudinal Study Infant Temperament Types Make determinations of whether characteristics were evident early in life and if theyre enduring Easy temperament playful and adaptable adjust well to routine regular bed and feeding time established early in life o React well to new people Difficult temperament negative and not adaptive easily upset not easily soothed reactive to changes in environment Slow to warm up temperament low reactivity mild responses don t adjust as easy to change as easy babies do in the middle between easy and difficult Goodness of fit match between parent style and environment created by parents way parents approach parenting o Environment and childs temperament o Some temperament styles fit better with some parenting styles o If way parenting is done aligns well with babies temperament goodness of fit Link



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