Toddler and childhood temperament: expanded content, stronger genetic evidence, new evidence for the importance of environment.

@article{Goldsmith1997ToddlerAC,
  title={Toddler and childhood temperament: expanded content, stronger genetic evidence, new evidence for the importance of environment.},
  author={H. Hill Goldsmith and Kristin A. Buss and Kathryn S. Lemery},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  year={1997},
  volume={33 6},
  pages={891-905}
}
Using samples of twins and singletons totaling 715 individuals, the authors document heritable influences on various temperamental dimensions during the toddler and preschooler age ranges, which have been somewhat understudied relative to infants and older adolescents. In contrast to instruments on which prior literature is based, the Toddler Behavior Assessment Questionnaire and the Children's Behavior Questionnaire offer assessment of positive affectivity (separately from negative affectivity… CONTINUE READING

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