Temperament and the Pursuit of an Integrated Developmental Psychology

  title={Temperament and the Pursuit of an Integrated Developmental Psychology},
  author={Mary K. Rothbart},
  journal={Merrill-Palmer Quarterly},
  pages={492 - 505}
  • M. Rothbart
  • Published 8 October 2004
  • Psychology
  • Merrill-Palmer Quarterly
Historically, developmental psychology has been split into the areas of social development and cognitive development, with the cognitive area most recently dominating the field. Nevertheless, basic questions about development often require more integrative approaches, cutting across social and cognitive areas, while taking advantage of recent discoveries in psychobiology and our knowledge of general principles of development. Presenting recent advances in the study of temperament as an example… 
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