Handbook of Temperament - New Paperback Edition

The Handbook of Temperament is now available in a new paperback edition. Click here for more information.



From Reviews of the Handbook:

“Temperament is a central construct in the study of human individual differences, yet a volume providing complete, authoritative coverage of the field has been lacking. This exceptional handbook is a 'must have' for researchers, clinicians, educators, and students. The editors and contributors are a who's who of research in temperament, and the scope of the material is unprecedented, ranging from measurement, to biology, to how temperament plays out in everyday life ... This is required reading that will guide the field for years to come.” —Robert F. Krueger, PhD, Hathaway Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota

“Nothing could be more vital than understanding how genetic variation and the physical and social environment interact to guide the development of a child. The Handbook of Temperament shows how this complex interaction shapes each individual's unique behavior. The volume traces both ancient roots and the most current knowledge in the field. This book is vital for psychologists, educators, and neuroscientists who seek to understand the intersection between biology, society, and the developing child.” —Michael I. Posner, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology, University of Oregon

"Finally! A definitive source for my graduate students and research team. Presented from a variety of theoretical perspectives, the chapters in this book are comprehensive. They review and critique the current literature so that students (and their faculty) can understand how the field evolved. As importantly, the book provides direction for future research. This book should be on the required list for all graduate temperament and personality classes."  Sandee McClowry, PhD, FAAN, Professor, Counseling Program, New York University

"Temperament is a critical concept for understanding almost every area of psychology, from how young children learn to regulate their emotions to what makes some people more susceptible to abusing alcohol. This handbook brings together top researchers on temperament to provide the most comprehensive and authoritative volume on the subject to date, spanning basic research as well as applied work"  —Paul J. Frick, PhD, University Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology, University of New Orleans