PSYC 2600 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Emerging Adulthood And Early Adulthood, Birth Order, Longitudinal Study

43 views4 pages
9 Nov 2017
Department
Course
Class 15 (Personality Stability)
Quantum change
Having leaps where you suddenly say that you are a different person.
A child who has difficulty with self control might later say they are impulsive, but this shows
that the trait is consistent.
CU learn is a podcast, and two articles from the New York Times.
Podcast about behaviour change.
Articles about sex and gender.
Personality stability over times
Temperament: individual differences that emerge very early in life, are heritable, and
involved behaviours are linked with emotionality.
o It is uite a ess i soe as, eause it does’t flo eatl ito pesoalit.
Behaioual esidue, kids do’t leae esidue he the ae e oug.
o Our data comes from how much they smile and how long it takes to soothe them.
o We watch babies habituated to things.
o We do’t hae the sae futioig hua eig.
The traits are influenced by genetics and the environment. 50% heritability.
o When you come into the world, it is in some way doubled. There is a big component
you come into the world with, and other parts come later.
Stability Table:
o We have temperament on the side, and time on the top.
o Fear might be special developmentally.
o As the time period is longer, the stability correlations are lower.
Comparing the shorter periods of time.
o Relative stability in temperament.
Summary of the table:
o Stability of temperament is higher over short intervals of time than over long periods
of time.
Stability during childhood
2 types of activity levels:
o Assessed activity level (key facet of temperament) using an actometer, and had
independent assessments of behaviour as well.
o Can be measured objectively: self report, interview, physiological.
Stability coefficient:
o Stable across the same measure.
Validity coefficient:
o You can measure with two different scales, and if they are the same then your
measure is valid.
Intercorrelations among activity measures table.
o With the actometer, age 3 = .43, and age 4=.44
find more resources at oneclass.com
find more resources at oneclass.com
Unlock document

This preview shows page 1 of the document.
Unlock all 4 pages and 3 million more documents.

Already have an account? Log in

Document Summary

Quantum change: having leaps where you suddenly say that you are a different person, a child who has difficulty with self control might later say they are impulsive, but this shows that the trait is consistent. Cu learn is a podcast, and two articles from the new york times: podcast about behaviour change, articles about sex and gender. Personality stability over times: temperament: individual differences that emerge very early in life, are heritable, and involved behaviours are linked with emotionality. 50% heritability: when you come into the world, it is in some way doubled. The people are changing: quantum change, you can have radical changes, many people do change. Look at the magnitude of adulthood of the correlations across time for all the major traits: neuroticism, openness, and extraversion are huge, personality appears to become more and more set in stone with age.

Get access

Grade+
$10 USD/m
Billed $120 USD annually
Homework Help
Class Notes
Textbook Notes
40 Verified Answers
Study Guides
Booster Classes
Class+
$8 USD/m
Billed $96 USD annually
Homework Help
Class Notes
Textbook Notes
30 Verified Answers
Study Guides
Booster Classes