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Temperament and Personality Development Across the Life Span

1st Edition

Edited by Victoria J. Molfese, Dennis L. Molfese, Robert R. McCrae

Psychology Press

302 pages

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This is the third book in a series of Across the Life Span volumes that has come from the Biennial Life Span Development Conferences. The authors--well known in their fields--present theoretical and research issues important for the understanding of temperament in infancy and childhood, as well as personality in adolescence and adulthood. Current findings placed within theoretical and historical contexts make each chapter distinctive.

The chapter authors focus on their work and its implications for temperament and personality issues across the life span. In addition, they include summaries of research by other investigators and theorists, placing their work and that of others in a lifespan perspective.


"Overall, Victoria and Dennis Molfese have done a wonderful job in bringing together prominent researchers in order to produce a volume summarizing current research that should serve to stimulate future endeavors in elucidating the links between temperament and personality."

Child Development Abstracts & Bibliography

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface. H.H. Goldsmith, K.S. Lemery, N. Aksan, K.A. Buss, Temperamental Substrates of Personality Development. L.F. DiLalla, S. Jones, Genetic and Environmental Influences on Temperament in Preschoolers. T.D. Wachs, Linking Nutrition and Temperament. M.K. Rothbart, D. Derryberry, K. Hershey, Stability of Temperament in Childhood: Laboratory Infant Assessment to Parent Report at Seven Years. S.C. Mangelsdorf, S.J. Schoppe, H. Buur, The Meaning of Parental Reports: A Contextual Approach to the Study of Temperament and Behavior Problems in Childhood. J.E. Bates, S. McFayden-Ketchum, Temperament and Parent-Child Relations as Interacting Factors in Children's Behavioral Adjustment. D.L. DiLalla, I.I. Gottesman, G. Carey, Madness Beyond the Threshold? Associations Between Personality and Psychopathology. R.E. Lucas, E. Diener, Personality and Subjective Well-Being Across the Life Span. P.T. Costa, Jr., R.R. McCrae, T.A. Martin, V.E. Oryol, I.G. Senin, A.A. Rukavishnikov, Y. Shimonaka, K. Nakazato, Y. Gondo, M. Takayama, J. Allik, T. Kallasmaa, A. Realo, Personality Development From Adolescence Through Adulthood: Further Cross-Cultural Comparisons of Age Differences. F. Hamagami, J.J. McArdle, P. Cohen, A New Approach to Modeling Bivariate Dynamic Relationships Applied to Evaluation of Comorbidity Among DSM-III Personality Disorder Symptoms.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / General