Chapter 7. Temperament

  1. Kathleen McCartney and
  2. Deborah Phillips
  1. Jennifer N. Martin and
  2. Nathan A. Fox

Published Online: 11 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757703.ch7

Blackwell Handbook of Early Childhood Development

Blackwell Handbook of Early Childhood Development

How to Cite

Martin, J. N. and Fox, N. A. (2006) Temperament, in Blackwell Handbook of Early Childhood Development (eds K. McCartney and D. Phillips), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470757703.ch7

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405120739

Online ISBN: 9780470757703

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Keywords:

  • temperament;
  • homeostasis;
  • cognitive development;
  • neural substrates;
  • behavioral inhibition

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Historical Origins of Temperament

  • Approach and Withdrawal Systems

  • The Neural Substrates of Temperament

  • Behavioral Inhibition and a Synthesis of Temperament and Neuroscience

  • Continuity of Temperament across Childhood

  • Consequences of Individual Differences in Temperament

  • Conclusion