Psych M.D. - Temperament


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Term: Temperament
Definition (Myers): a person's characteristic emotional reactivity and intensity1
Definition (alternative): the combination of mental, physical, and emotional traits of a person; natural predisposition2
Contextual explanation: basically how much a person is outgoing or not, usually determined by innate nature.
Related terms and concepts:
  • heritability




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Related websites:
Sources:
  1. Myers, D. G. (2004). Psychology. New York, New York: Worth Publishers.
  2. Temperament Definition. Retrieved September 24, 2009, from Dictionary.com Web site: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/temperament.
  3. YouTube - The Development of Temperament (n.d.). Retrieved October 15,, 2009, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEU-az-NzTc.




Edited by: Younsuk
Date of last edit: 10/15/2009



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