Joan Stevenson-Hinde

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Children were selected according to criteria for high or low behavioral inhibition (BI) on the basis of both a maternal questionnaire and interviewer ratings at home. Subsequent laboratory assessments involved further BI ratings as well as heart period (HP) and respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA). BI, HP, and RSA were all moderately stable from 4.5 to 7(More)
Whereas many young children show initial wariness on meeting a stranger, shyness that lasts into middle childhood may be indicative of concurrent problems and subsequent disorder. Adjustment problems of an internalising nature, such as low self-esteem, loneliness, and anxiety may occur. Special significance has, however, been ascribed to preadolescent(More)
At 1 year and 2.5 years of age, rhesus monkeys were removed from the colony to a strange situation. Upon introduction, each monkey was watched for 2 hr, given a series of behavioural tests, and watched again six days after introduction. Activity increased with age, as did readiness to approach a ball. Time spent looking at a mirror decreased with age.(More)
This study shows that relations between behavioral inhibition and cardiac activity may be clarified by identifying attachment status, whereas relations between security of attachment and cardiac activity may be clarified by identifying inhibition status. Assessments at 4.5 years (N = 126) included heart period (HP), respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA),(More)
Using behaviourally-defined adjectives and a 7-point scale, observers rated all individuals over a year old in a colony of rhesus monkeys every November for four years. Principal component analyses of the ratings provided a basis for the following scores each year: CONFIDENT, EXCITABLE, and SOCIABLE. Two- and three-year old females had higher EXCITABLE(More)
The McMaster Model of Family Functioning defines seven dimensions, which may be assessed either by an observer applying a Clinical Rating Scale (CRS) to a semi-structured interview of the family and/or by family members completing a questionnaire, the Family Assessment Device (FAD). The present article applied both methods of assessment, as well as the(More)
The hypothesis that the same organization of attachment that can been seen in reunion with mother following a separation would be revealed in the child's responses to separation pictures was upheld. This supports the construct of an internal working model of attachment. Children classified as secure in reunion, compared to those classified as insecure, were(More)
A new look at shyness in young children involves selecting for shyness, using criteria involving both natural and laboratory contexts, categorizing children (including a group between the two extremes), and including the sex of the child in analyses. Children of both sexes differed significantly across low, medium, and high shy groups, with negative mood,(More)
Mothers interviewed in their homes provided information concerning their child's temperamental characteristics, mild behaviour problems and family interactions. The characteristics active, shy (approach/withdrawal; not settling in) and moody/intense were consistent from 42 to 50 months of age for both sexes. No simple sex differences appeared in these three(More)