Saturday, February 9, 2019

Temperamental Contributions to the Development of Social Behavior :: Jerome Kagan

The comprehensive research conducted by Jerome Kagan was in truth interesting but extremely complex regarding the temperamental innovations that contributed to the development of complaisant behavior. I was surprised to learn that based on Freuds psychoanalysis minds were turned away from a temperamental category of person who was specially vulnerable to acquiring a symptom to a category of purlieu that produced systems. The adjective fearful became a continuous dimension on which both person could be placed (p.377).Moreover, I strongly disagreed with the Thomas-Chess temperamental dimensions that were obtained from questionnaires by parents or other adults, as it related to their child. The information obtained could bias the psychoanalyse or research. However, I strongly agree with the descriptive perspective of reflectivity to define temperament. In addition, I strongly agreed with how Kagan viewed the two profiles of subdue and unsuppressed temperaments Qualitative, de fined by behavioral observations, influenced by genetic Factors and conduct to distinctly different psychological outcomes with growth (p.379).On the other hand, sister reactivity was complex and unclear relative to inhibited and uninhibited temperaments of infants. be advanced reactive infants inhibited? Are low reactive infants uninhibited? What about the remaining infants in the research who had high motor rousing with low irritability or low motor arousal with high irritability?In addition, I strongly agreed with Kagans concept that inhibited and uninhibited behaviors are heritable. The study by Matheny regarding identical and fraternal twins as it related to inhibited and uninhibited behavior was precise informative and clear.

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