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Early Developing Personality Traits, 1st Edition

By Arnold H. Buss, Robert Plomin

Psychology Press

192 pages

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Originally published in 1984, this title looks at the development of temperament in early life. At the time of publication there were three major perspectives of temperament: paediatrics, individual differences in infants and inherited personality traits that appear in early life. Whatever the diversity of these perspectives, they converge on personality traits that develop early in life, hence the title of this book. The authors start by looking at the main research in this field, then go on to discuss their own approach to temperament, building on their original theory from 1975.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Evolution and Development 3. The Pediatric Approach 4. Arousal 5. Emotionality 6. Sociability 7. Theory and Measurement of EAS 8. Behavioral Genetics 9. Heredity and the EAS Temperaments 10. Continuity, Environment and the EAS 11. Concluding Comments. References. Author Index. Subject Index.

About the Series

Psychology Library Editions: Emotion

Psychology Library Editions: Emotion makes available again twelve previously out-of-print titles that were originally published between 1976 and 1999. Written by a range of authors from diverse backgrounds and spanning different areas of psychology, such as clinical, cognitive, developmental and social, the volumes feature a variety of approaches and topics. This is a great opportunity to trace the development of research in emotion from a number of different perspectives. These twelve previously out-of-print titles are now available again, either as a set or as individual volumes, in your choice of print or ebook.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Child
PSYCHOLOGY / Personality