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Author Chess, Stella.

Title Temperament : theory and practice / Stella Chess and Alexander Thomas
Published New York : Brunner/Mazel, ©1996
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 215 pages)
Series Brunner/Mazel basic principles into practice series ; v. 12
Brunner/Mazel basic principles into practice series ; v. 12
Contents Introduction -- The initial concept of temperament -- The initial hypothesis -- The first research effort: from failure to success -- The New York Longitudinal Study (NYLS) -- Analysis of data and the definition and rating of temperament and categories -- The clinical interview for temperament -- The concept of goodness of fit -- Parent guidance -- The rapid expansion of temperament practice and theory since 1970 -- Parent and child education about temperament -- Prevention and early intervention in temperament programs -- The Kaiser Permanente Temperament Program -- A new mental health profession: the temperament counselor -- Temperament and school functioning -- Temperament and pediatric practice -- Temperament and nursing practice -- Temperament and psychotherapy of children -- Temperament and psychotherapy of adolescents -- Temperament and psychotherapy of adults -- Temperament and the handicapped child -- Biological research on temperament -- Temperament and culture -- Temperament in consistency and change -- A look to the future
Summary In 1956, Stella Chess and Alexander Thomas launched the pioneering New York Longitudinal Study, a systematic investigation into the concept of temperament that has been pursued to the present decade. The findings from this study - that temperamental profiles of infants, children, adolescents, and adults show specific individual behavioral characteristics - are accepted as basic to the psychological mechanism of behavioral functioning. Now, these preeminent authorities and teachers in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry present a distinguished introduction to their internationally recognized work. This volume takes the reader from concept - including the definition of temperament and the studies that support and expand upon that definition - to specific explorations of temperament and its impact across various practice settings and special populations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-207) and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Child.
Individual differences in children -- Longitudinal studies
Temperament in children -- Longitudinal studies
Longitudinal Studies.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Longitudinal studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Thomas, Alexander, 1914-2003.
ISBN 1135062536