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Study: Childhood Temperament Lasts into Adulthood

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Study: Childhood Temperament Lasts into Adulthood

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Study: Childhood Temperament Lasts into Adulthood

Study: Childhood Temperament Lasts into Adulthood

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A study in the current issue of the journal Science shows that differences in the temperaments of young children can persist into adulthood. Researchers found that adults who were shy and cautious as toddlers have a distinctive reaction in their brains when they see new faces. NPR's Michelle Trudeau reports.

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