ERIC Number: EJ775155
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
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Temperament Theory and the Study of Cognition-Emotion Interactions across Development
Henderson, Heather A.; Wachs, Theodore D.
Developmental Review, v27 n3 p396-427 Sep 2007
In this paper we review current definitions and measurement approaches used to assess individual differences in children's temperament. We review the neural bases of temperamental reactivity and self-regulation and propose that these constructs provide a framework for examining individual differences and developmental change in emotion-cognition interactions across development. Studies are reviewed in which some well-documented contextual effects on the expression of temperament can be interpreted in terms of the influence of biological and non-biological factors on CNS functioning. We conclude with ideas regarding future directions for the study of individual differences and developmental change in cognition-emotion interactions as they are shaped throughout development.
Descriptors: Personality, Individual Differences, Emotional Development, Children, Cognitive Development, Self Management, Measurement Techniques, Neurology, Neurological Organization
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