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Environmental Influences

Environmental Influences

Author: Barbara Ludins

This lesson will identify, distinguish and describe environmental factors that influence personality, temperament and behavior.

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Terms to Know

Under-stimulating and unhealthy environment.


Stimulating environment with emotional support.


External environment and experiences (cultural influences, maternal/paternal influences, parenting styles, school, etc.).

Sensitive Period/Critical Period

Period of neuronal/physical growth that facilitates learning skills and abilities.


Refers to infant differences in attention, activity levels, emotional sensitivity, arousal, and reactivity to new novel situations.