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This book offers a realistic and eminently practical understanding of the role temperament plays in development. The combination of wisdom, common sense, and concrete clinical strategies found in these pages will prove invaluable to psychiatric and health professionals, teachers, and special educators. It also serves as a benchmark text for advanced courses in child psychology and psychiatry.
|Publisher:||Guilford Publications, Inc.|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)|
About the Author
Stella Chess, M.D, who received the Adolf Meyer Award in 1996 from the American Psychiatric Association, is Professor of Child Psychiatry at New York University Medical Center.
Alexander Thomas, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry at New York University Medical Center, served as Director of the Psychiatry Division of Bellevue Hospital from 1968 through 1978.
Well known for the New York Longitudinal Study of the role of temperament in normal and deviant child development, Drs. Chess and Thomas have been honored with numerous awards. Currently, they are consultants to the Temperament Program of the Kaiser Permanente Health Maintenance Organization.
Table of Contents
I. THE FUNCTIONAL SIGNIFICANCE OF TEMPERAMENT
1. The Significance of Temperament
2. Goodness of Fit: Control and Mastery versus the Controlling Parent or Child
3. Parental Reactions to the Child's Temperament
4. Temperament in Infancy
5. Temperament in the Toddler Stage
6. Temperament in Middle Childhood
7. Temperament in Adolescence
8. Temperament in Adult Life
II. CLINICAL APPLICATIONS
9. Obtaining Data on Temperament in Clinical Practice
10. Prevention and Treatment: General Considerations
11. Parent Guidance
12. Direct Treatment of Child and Adult
III. SPECIAL AREAS
13. Temperament and School Functioning
14. Temperament and Pediatric Practice
15. Temperament and Nursing Practice
16. Temperament and the Handicapped Child
17. The Clinical Significance of Temperament
Appendix A. Temperamental Categories and Their Definitions
Appendix B. Consistency and Inconsistency of Temperament over Time
For Psychiatric and health professionals, teachers, and special educators. It also serves as a benchmark text for advanced courses in child psychology and psychiatry.