Jerome Kagan's Research on Temperament in Toddlers

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Behavioral and emotional traits that shape how people deal with the world is known as which of the following?

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1. Greg's baby, Trisha, reacts to stimuli by remaining calm and cool. Which of the following would best describe Trisha?

2. Skylar is a shy, withdrawn adult. Which of the following would best define Skylar?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo measures your knowledge of temperament through questions that ask you to identify the specific temperament of a child or adult given a description of their behavior.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Make sure you can identify descriptions of:

  • High reactivity
  • Temperament
  • Low reactivity

Skills Practiced

This quiz/worksheet combo can help you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding temperament and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the relationship between reactivity as a baby to behavior as an adult
  • Making connections- use understanding of the different temperament types to identify them based on descriptions

Additional Learning

Read more about this topic through the lesson titled Jerome Kagan's Research on Temperament in Toddlers. Use this lesson to get a better understanding of these objectives:

  • Define temperament
  • Identify how a child's temperament develops
  • Compare and contrast high reactivity and low reactivity
  • Learn about the contributions Jerome Kagan made to the field of psychology
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