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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Reviewer: Shiraz Butt, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: With this book, the author attempts to challenge the concept of primacy of childhood, which states childhood shapes the course of adult life.
Purpose: The goal is to show that the idea of primacy of childhood is not supported by a large body of empirical research. This is a worthy objective because the field of child psychology is cluttered with misconceptions. The author is able to meet his objectives.
Audience: The book is intended for professionals working with children and adolescents including psychiatrists, pediatricians, therapists and developmental specialists. The author has written several journal articles and has written and edited numerous books.
Features: This book is divided into five sections with a focus on the three "myths of childhood." He author starts by discussing the impact of childhood on adult life and then challenges the commonly held assumptions about development. He offers a model for using temperament as a guide for customizing therapy. In the final part of book he addresses the implication of this work for parenting and suggests directions for further research.
Assessment: This is an excellent tool for stimulating a fresh approach towards looking at childhood. The traditional developmental theories have not been tested by empirical research and this book, by the means of objective data, attempts to do that. The author also emphasizes the importance of behavior genetics, which is often ignored by therapists. The message is to customize therapy and treatment according to the unique biological traits of the individual and not the other way around.
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Favoring genetic factors and non-familial environmental factors over early experiences as influences on personality, this book discusses research indicating the importance of genetic predispositions in the causation of mental disorders and describes the need to place greater value on the quality of the relationship between patient and therapist than on the link between the past and the present as a curative factor.
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Drawing on empirically based research, Paris (psychiatry, McGill U., Montreal) examines critically the primacy of early childhood and the related assumption that experiences at that age are more significant in psychological development than those that occur in later childhood. He concludes that genetic factors and non-familial environmental factors are more important influences on personality, and that cures depend more on the relationship between the patient and therapist than on the link between the past and present. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876309667
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/28/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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