Temperament: Definition & Theories


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Personality traits that are innate make up a person's _____.

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1. _____ is the degree to which an infant reacts to stimuli.

2. What is the degree to which a child seeks out stimulation called?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and printable worksheet are useful for assessing your understanding of the two theories of temperament and how they impact personality. Some of the topics you will be reviewing for the quiz include feelings and fearfulness.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to evaluate your knowledge of:

  • A term that describes fear of new experiences
  • Innate personality traits
  • The extent of a child's reaction to a stimuli
  • Another word for feelings in psychology
  • The degree to which a child looks for stimulation

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related temperament lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as the term for inherent personality traits and a psychological reference to feelings
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding children and stimuli

Additional Learning

To further explore theories on temperament and how it relates to personality, take a look at the corresponding lesson called Temperament: Definition & Theories. Objectives that the lesson covers include:

  • Define temperament
  • Identify Jerome Kagan's research on temperament
  • Understand the measurement of temperment
  • Discuss how experiences in infancy may affect temperament
  • Learn about Rothbart's Three Factors