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This book reviews the roots of temperament in psychosocial contexts that moderate biological influences, as well as the influences of temperament on behavior in various settings. Written by leading developmental researchers, it examines the possible
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Temperament in Context

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Overview

This book reviews the roots of temperament in psychosocial contexts that moderate biological influences, as well as the influences of temperament on behavior in various settings. Written by leading developmental researchers, it examines the possible
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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: 9781135676704
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/1/2001
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 244
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction
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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