TITLE

Behavior

PUB. DATE
August 1973
SOURCE
Journal of Learning Disabilities;Aug/Sep1973, Vol. 6 Issue 7, p435
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the temperamental characteristics as predicators of behavior disorders in children. The prevention of childhood psychiatric disorders is a matter of increasing concern, resulting in a corresponding rise of interest in those factors likely to predict such disorders. The New York longitudinal study suggests that a wide range of personality characteristics--high and low activity, irregularity, nonadaptability, intensity, persistence and distractibility--may predict behavior disorders. There is evidence that organic brain dysfunction is associated with an increased risk of psychiatric disorder and it may be that in a few children organic brain dysfunction has an influence on adverse temperamental characteristics. The results of the study suggests that there is a link between adverse temperament and adverse family attitudes and (possibly) relationships. The clinician should now be aware that a growing body of evidence supports the notion that a child, by virtue of his personality structure, requires handling geared to his individuality if he is to stand the best chance of avoiding the development of a psychiatric disorder.
ACCESSION #
19140358

 

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