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Emotionality, Activity, Sociability, and Impulsivity Temperament Survey

Title

Emotionality, Activity, Sociability, and Impulsivity Temperament Survey

Description

The Emotionality, Activity, Sociability, and Impulsivity (EASI) Temperament Survey was introduced in the mid-1970's by Arnold H. Buss and Robert Plomin. It was designed to evaluate subjects based on four temperaments (emotionality, activity, sociability, and impulsivity). Respondents were asked to determine how accurately behaviors or personality traits mentioned characterized the subject. The responses to the EASI measure were used to evaluate the subjects' various social tendencies, emotional characteristics, and personality traits.

WAVE 1: The EASI Temperament Survey (PDF 5.2MB) was administered to the primary caregivers for Cohorts 3 to 15 and to the subjects, themselves, for Cohort 18.

Citations

Buss, A. & Plomin, R. (1984). Temperament: Early Developing Personality Traits. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

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