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Title The Study of temperament : changes, continuities, and challenges / edited by Robert Plomin, Judith Dunn
Published Hillsdale, N.J. : L. Erlbaum Associates, 1986
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 180 pages)
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; 1. The Measurement of Temperament; General Definition; Specific Definitions; Goals for Improving Temperament Assessment; References; 2. Issues of Stability and Continuity in Temperament Research; The Two Realms of Development; Stability and Continuity of Temperament; Conclusions; References; 3. Continuity and Discontinuity of Temperament in Infancy and Early Childhood: A Psychometric Perspective; Developmental Trends in Continuity and Stability of Temperament; Birth to Three Months; Four to Eleven Months Prediction
6. The EAS Approach to TemperamentConceptual Changes; Nature; Nurture; Conclusion; References; 7. Behavior-Genetics Research in Infant Temperament: The Louisville Twin Study; Parental Reports; Direct Observations; Results for Expanded Sample; References; 8. Children and Adolescents in Their Contexts: Tests of a Goodness of Fit Model; The Goodness of Fit Model; Tests of The Goodness of Fit Model; Conclusions; References; 9. Changes in Associations Between Characteristics and Interactions; Initial Considerations; Effects of Context on Associations; Effects of Time on Associations
Conclusion: A Plea for More Clinical ResearchSummary; References; 12. Commentary: Issues for Future Research; 1. Developmental Change and its Relation to Temperament; 2. Individual and Environment; References; Author Index; Subject Index
Effects of Sex on AssociationsEffects of Other Characteristics on Associations; Summary; References; 10. Temperament, Development, and Culture; Environments are Organized and They Organize Development; Current Research on Group Differences in Temperament; Four New Questions; Cultural Differences in Temperament; References; 11. Clinical Interactions of Temperament: Transitions from Infancy to Childhood; Introduction; Temperament as an Outcome of Clinical Conditions; Temperament as a Factor Predisposing to Clinical Conditions; Bidirectional Effects or Uncertain Ones
One-Year PredictionTwo-Year Prediction; Early Childhood Prediction; Summary and Implications; References; 4. The New York Longitudinal Study: From Infancy to Early Adult Life; Measures Utilized; Continuity and Change in Temperament; NYLS Quantitative Analyses of Continuity in Temperament; Easy-Difficult Temperament: Continuity and Predictability; Qualitative Study of Individual Subjects; Goodness of Fit; The Concept of Difficult Temperament; Directions for Future Research; References; 5. Temperamental Inhibition in Early Childhood; Summary of Current Work; Conclusions; References
Summary First Published in 1986
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Child.
Temperament in children -- Research
Temperament -- Research
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Life Stages -- General.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Developmental -- General.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Developmental -- Lifespan Development.
PSYCHOLOGY -- General.
Temperament in children -- Research.
Temperament -- Research.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Dunn, Judy, 1939-
Plomin, Robert, 1948-
ISBN 0203781805