Galen's Prophecy: Temperament in Human Nature / Edition 1

Galen's Prophecy: Temperament in Human Nature / Edition 1

by Jerome Kagan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813333555

ISBN-13: 9780813333557

Pub. Date: 09/28/1997

Publisher: Westview Press


Nearly two thousand years ago a physician named Galen of Pergamon suggested that much of the variation in human behavior could be explained by an individual’s temperament. Since that time, inborn dispositions have fallen in and out of favor. Based on fifteen years of research, Galen’s Prophecy now provides fresh insights into these complex

Overview


Nearly two thousand years ago a physician named Galen of Pergamon suggested that much of the variation in human behavior could be explained by an individual’s temperament. Since that time, inborn dispositions have fallen in and out of favor. Based on fifteen years of research, Galen’s Prophecy now provides fresh insights into these complex questions, offering startling new evidence to support Galen’s ancient classification of melancholic and sanguine adults. Integrating evidence and ideas from biology, philosophy, and psychology, Jerome Kagan examines the implications of the idea of temperament for aggressive behavior, conscience, psychopathology, and the degree to which each of us can be expected to control our deepest emotions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813333557
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
720,290
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1400L (what's this?)

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