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.