The EAS Theory of Temperament

  • Arnold H. Buss
Part of the Perspectives on Individual Differences book series (PIDF)

Abstract

Temperaments are here regarded as a subclass of personality traits, defined by: appearance during the first year of life, persistence later in life, and the contribution of heredity. The three personality traits that meet these criteria are emotionality, activity, and sociability, from which are derived the acronym EAS (Buss & Plomin, 1984). There are other individual differences that may be observed in infants, and other personality traits that are inherited, but only the three EAS traits meet both criteria.

Keywords

Personality Trait Classical Conditioning Active Child Active People Cognitive Learning 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arnold H. Buss
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

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