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Psychological development

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Page1PsychologicalDevelopmentOriginsofPersonalityThomas Chess and Birch 1970Three researchers longitudinal study of children for 10 years Found 9 dimensions of personality1thelevelandextentofmotoractivity2therhythmicityordegreeofregularityoffunctionssuchaseatingeliminationandthecycleofsleepingandwakefulness3theresponsetoanewobjectorpersonintermsofwhetherthechildacceptsthenewexperienceorwithdrawsfromit4theadaptabilityofbehaviortochangesintheenvironment5thethresholdorsensitivitytostimuli6theintensityorenergylevelofresponses7thechildsgeneralmoodordispositionwhethercheerfulorgiventocryingpleasantorcrankyfriendlyorunfriendly8thedegreeofthechildsdistractibilityfromwhatheisdoing9ThespanofthechildsattentionandhispersistenceinanactivityChildrendoshowdistinctindividualityoftemperamenteveninthefirstfewweeksoflifeandregardlessoftypesofhandlingbyparentsThese original characteristics persisted over the yearsMost children could be placed in one of three groups1Easy 2Difficult 3The slow to warm up groupConclusions Inherited Characteristics To a very large extend its a waste of time the only thing we can impact is the environment
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