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Author Kagan, Jerome, author

Title The long shadow of temperament / Jerome Kagan & Nancy Snidman
Published Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2004


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Description 292 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents 1. Overview -- 2. The tapestries of temperament -- 3. Biological responses to unfamiliarity -- 4. Behavioral and biological assessments -- 5. Integrating behavior and biology -- 6. Implications
Summary "Identifying two extreme temperamental types in very young babies - high-reactive and low-reactive - Kagan and his colleagues returned to these children as adolescents. One of the infant temperaments predicted a cautious, inhibited personality in early childhood and a dour, anxious mood in adolescence. The other temperamental bias predicted a bold, uninhibited childhood personality and an exuberant, sanguine mood in adolescence. These personalities were matched by different biological properties." "In a masterly summary of their wide-ranging exploration, Kagan and Snidman conclude that these two temperaments are the result of inherited biologies probably rooted in the differential excitability of particular brain structures. Though the authors appreciate that temperamental tendencies can be modified by experience, this compelling work reveals the long shadow that temperament can cast over psychological development."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [246]-282) and index
Subject Temperament in children -- Longitudinal studies.
Inhibition in children -- Longitudinal studies.
Temperament -- Longitudinal studies.
Inhibition -- Longitudinal studies.
Nature and nurture -- Longitudinal studies.
Child Behavior -- psychology.
Inhibition (Psychology)
Longitudinal Studies.
Genre/Form Longitudinal studies.
Longitudinal studies
Author Snidman, Nancy C., author
LC no. 2004040319
ISBN 0674015517 (hardback) (alkaline paper)