Psychopathology and development: II. Childhood experiences and personality development.

@article{Rutter1984PsychopathologyAD,
  title={Psychopathology and development: II. Childhood experiences and personality development.},
  author={Michael D. Rutter},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry},
  year={1984},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={314-27}
}
Concepts and empirical findings are reviewed with regard to personality development and to the role of childhood experiences in that process. It is concluded that personality development cannot be reduced to the stabilisation of behavioural traits, to the production of a fixed personality structure or to the acquisition of social-cognitive skills, although there is some form of personality organisation in terms of habits, attitudes, concepts and styles of behaviour. Personality development… CONTINUE READING

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