Title

Child Temperament

Poster Number

19C

Lead Author Major

Psychology

Lead Author Status

Sophomore

Second Author Major

Psychology

Second Author Status

Sophomore

Third Author Major

Psychology

Third Author Status

Sophomore

Format

Poster Presentation

Faculty Mentor Name

Zsolt Palatinus

Faculty Mentor Email

Zpalatinus@pacific.edu

Faculty Mentor Department

psychology

Graduate Student Mentor Name

Amanda Brown

Graduate Student Mentor Email

a_brown33@u.pacific.edu

Graduate Student Mentor Department

psychology

Abstract/Artist Statement

Child Temperament

Stephany Barajas, Cynthia Granados Zuniga, Sebastian Getman

University of the Pacific

This study explores adult’s fearful behavior during their toddler years and how this temperament upholds a longstanding impact on their future and chances for anxiety disorder symptoms. Previous studies suggest that in certain cases, there are children who are shy and have fear that is not normal to have. These children with dysregulated fear have withdrawal and fearful behaviors that rarely improve, rather, they can worsen over time (Buss, 2011). This can have a large effect on children’s social and academic success. This paper references previous research, the research we have conducted, and highlights the importance of child anxiety and fearful behavior. We built on previous studies by delving into adult temperance and their recollection of their child temperament, which aimed at determining the long lasting effects of child temperament on later life success and social states. We had 54 participants take part in an online survey which would determine their child temperament and current adult temperament through a series of probing questions. We hypothesized that participants with fearful child temperament would positively correlate to later anxiety disorders and to a less successful status in life. Data collection is currently ongoing.

Keywords: child temperament, dysregulated fear, adult success, adult temperament

Location

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom

Start Date

29-4-2017 10:00 AM

End Date

29-4-2017 12:00 PM

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Apr 29th, 10:00 AM Apr 29th, 12:00 PM

Child Temperament

DeRosa University Center, Ballroom

Child Temperament

Stephany Barajas, Cynthia Granados Zuniga, Sebastian Getman

University of the Pacific

This study explores adult’s fearful behavior during their toddler years and how this temperament upholds a longstanding impact on their future and chances for anxiety disorder symptoms. Previous studies suggest that in certain cases, there are children who are shy and have fear that is not normal to have. These children with dysregulated fear have withdrawal and fearful behaviors that rarely improve, rather, they can worsen over time (Buss, 2011). This can have a large effect on children’s social and academic success. This paper references previous research, the research we have conducted, and highlights the importance of child anxiety and fearful behavior. We built on previous studies by delving into adult temperance and their recollection of their child temperament, which aimed at determining the long lasting effects of child temperament on later life success and social states. We had 54 participants take part in an online survey which would determine their child temperament and current adult temperament through a series of probing questions. We hypothesized that participants with fearful child temperament would positively correlate to later anxiety disorders and to a less successful status in life. Data collection is currently ongoing.

Keywords: child temperament, dysregulated fear, adult success, adult temperament