Temperament and coping: advantages of an individual differences perspective.

  title={Temperament and coping: advantages of an individual differences perspective.},
  author={D. Derryberry and M. Reed and C. Pilkenton-Taylor},
  journal={Development and psychopathology},
  volume={15 4},
  • D. Derryberry, M. Reed, C. Pilkenton-Taylor
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Development and psychopathology
  • This paper examines the advantages that arise from an individual differences approach to children's coping and vulnerabilities. It suggests that the basic motivational and attentional systems involved in temperament constitute relatively primitive coping mechanisms. With development, these primitive coping skills are aided by representational and other cortical functions, allowing the coping process to begin before a stressful event and thereby increasing the child's capacity to plan an… CONTINUE READING
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