The development of temperament

by Dr Xanthe Barkla and reviewed by Dr Helen Bruce

 

The development of temperamentLearning outcomes:

 

By the end of this module, you should gain a greater knowledge of the following:

 

  • what temperament is and the three different types

     

  • the New York Longitudinal Study (NYLS) by Thomas and Chess

     

  • the concept of ‘goodness of fit’, relating temperament to parent-child relationships

     

  • the stability of temperament and its impact on the evolution of character and personality

     

  • the concepts of childhood vulnerability and resilience, so you can begin to practise skills in psychiatric formulation, taking into account vulnerability and resilience

     

  • Piaget’s stages of cognitive development, and the key findings at each of the four stages

     

  • the relevance of different stages of cognitive development to communication with children and adults

     

  • common fears in childhood and adolescence

     

  • the criteria for diagnosis of ICD-10 disorders in children related to fears.

 

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If you like this module, you may also be interested in:

 

Learning theory by Dr Hayley K Andrews

 

Personality by Dr Georgios Mikellides and Ms Yiasemina Ioannidou

 

British Journal of Psychiatry

 

Related BJPsych articles

 

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Key readingKey reading: selected texts to read with this module

 

The exam syllabus

Exam syllabus 

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