Temperament in Context / Edition 1

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"Although the importance of context has been emphasized by temperament researchers, until now there has been remarkably little systematic research on the unique role that specific aspects of context play in the development and impact of temperament. The goal of this volume is to systematize current knowledge and theory on the linkage between specific aspects of context and the etiology, expression, and influence of temperament." "Reflecting the editors' view that the interface between temperament and context is a bi-directional phenomenon, the volume focuses on three broad issues: how individual differences in temperament act to influence the proximal context within which the individual functions; how individual differences in proximal context act to influence both individual temperament and changes in temperament over time; and how our ability to predict developmental outcomes as a function of individual variability in temperament depends, in part, on the nature of the individual's context." "This book is recommended for use by scholars and practitioners involved in the developmental science and family studies areas."--BOOK JACKET.
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Editorial Reviews

Wachs (Purdue U.) and Konstamm (U. of Leiden) have edited ten papers on the psychosocial influences of temperament, all by psychologists, including their own jointly written paper on the bi-directional nature of temperament with regard to context. Other topics include: the role of temperament as a moderator of stress, adjusting style in childhood as a product of parenting and temperament, culture as a context for temperament, a theoretical context for adult temperament, and correlates of home environment with temperament in infants and toddlers. This volume will appeal most to scholars and practitioners in developmental science and family studies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805830194
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/28/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 A Theoretical Context for Adult Temperament 1
Ch. 2 Temperament, Stress, and Soothing 23
Ch. 3 Inhibited and Uninhibited Children: Biology in the Social Context 43
Ch. 4 Temperamental Change, Parenting, and the Family Context 61
Ch. 5 Temperament and Context: Correlates of Home Environment With Temperament Continuity and Change, Newborn to 30 Months 81
Ch. 6 Temperament and Socioemotional Adjustment to Kindergarten: A Multi-Informant Perspective 103
Ch. 7 Culture as a Context for Temperament: Suggestions From the Life Courses of Shy Swedes and Americans 139
Ch. 8 The Role of Temperament as a Moderator of Stress 153
Ch. 9 Adjustment Style in Childhood as a Product of Parenting and Temperament 173
Ch. 10 The Bidirectional Nature of Temperament - Context Links 201
Author Index 223
Subject Index 231
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