Handbook of Temperament

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-07-26
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press

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Timely and authoritative, this unique handbook explores the breadth of current knowledge on temperament, from foundational theory and research to clinical applications. Leaders in the field examine basic temperament traits, assessment methods, and what brain imaging and molecular genetics reveal about temperament's biological underpinnings. The book considers the pivotal role of temperament in parent-child interactions, attachment, peer relationships, and the development of adolescent and adult personality and psychopathology. Innovative psychological and educational interventions that take temperament into account are reviewed. Integrative in scope, the volume features extensive cross-referencing among chapters and a forward-looking summary chapter.

Author Biography

Marcel Zentner, PhD, is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of York, United Kingdom. He serves as an associate editor of Frontiers in Personality Science and Individual Differences. His main areas of research are personality, temperament, emotion, test development, and music perception. Rebecca L. Shiner, PhD, is Associate Professor, Presidential Scholar, and Chair of Psychology at Colgate University. Her research focuses on temperament and personality development in childhood and adolescence, with a particular interest in the pathways through personality traits contribute to the development of personality disorders and other forms of psychopathology.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Rebecca L. Shiner and Marcel Zentner I. Foundations of Temperament 1. Advances in Temperament: History, Concepts, and Measures, Mary K. Rothbart 2. Models of Child Temperament, Ivan Mervielde and Sarah S. W. De Pauw 3. Models of Adult Temperament, Marvin Zuckerman II. Basic Temperament Traits 4. The Biography of Behavioral Inhibition, Jerome Kagan 5. Activity as a Temperament Trait, Jan Strelau and Bogdan Zawadzki 6. Positive Emotionality, Samuel P. Putnam 7. Anger and Irritability, Kirby Deater-Deckard and Zhe Wang 8. Effortful Control, M. Rosario Rueda 9. Empathy, Prosocial Behavior, and Other Aspects of Kindness, Ariel Knafo and Salomon Israel III. Measures of Temperament 10. Asking Questions about Temperament: Self- and Other-Report Measures, Marcia A. Gartstein, David J. Bridgett, and Christina Low 11. Behavioral Assessment of Temperament, H. Hill Goldsmith and Jeffrey R. Gagne 12. Psychobiological Measures of Temperament in Childhood, Susan D. Calkins and Margaret M. Swingler IV. Biological Perspectives 13. Temperament in Animals, Christina S. Barr 14. Temperament and Evolution, Kevin B. MacDonald 15. Prenatal Stress or Substance Use Exposure and Temperament, Anja C. Huizink 16. Quantitative and Molecular Genetic Studies of Temperament, Kimberly J. Saudino and Manjie Wang 17. Neurobiology and Neurochemistry of Temperament in Children, Lauren K. White, Connie Lamm, Sarah M. Helfenstein, and Nathan A. Fox 18. Neurobiology and Neurochemistry of Temperament in Adults, Richard A. Depue and Yu Fu V. Temperament in Context 19. Integrating Temperament and Attachment: The Differential Susceptibility Paradigm, Marinus H. van IJzendoorn and Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg 20. Temperament and Parenting in Developmental Perspective, John E. Bates, Alice C. Schermerhorn, and Isaac T. Petersen 21. Temperament and Peer Relationships, Robert J. Coplan and Amanda Bullock 22. Culture and Temperament, Xinyin Chen, Fan Yang, and Rui Fu 23. Gender Differences in Temperament, Nicole M. Else-Quest 24. Temperament in the Development of Personality: Traits, Adaptations, and Narratives, Rebecca L. Shiner and Avshalom Caspi VI. Clinical Perspectives 25. Temperament and Risk: Resilient and Vulnerable Responses to Adversity, Liliana J. Lengua and Theodore D. Wachs 26. Temperament and Internalizing Disorders, Daniel L. Klein, Margaret W. Dyson, Autumn J. Kujawa, and Roman Kotov 27. Temperament, Externalizing Disorders, and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Jennifer L. Tackett, Michelle M. Martel, and Shauna C. Kushner 28. Temperament and Physical Health over the Lifespan, Sarah E. Hampson and Margarete E. Vollrath VII. Applied Perspectives 29. Temperament-Based Intervention: Reconceptualized from a Response-to-Intervention Framework, Sandee McClowry and Ashleigh Collins 30. Temperament in the Classroom, Angela Lee Duckworth and Kelly M. Allred 31. Temperament in Psychotherapy: Reflections on Clinical Practice with the Trait of Sensitivity, Elaine N. Aron VIII. Integration and Outlook 32. Fifty Years of Progress in Temperament Research: A Synthesis of Major Themes, Findings, Challenges, and a Look Forward, Marcel Zentner and Rebecca L. Shiner

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