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ERIC Number: EJ845002
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-1520-3247
The Influence of Temperament on the Development of Coping: The Role of Maturation and Experience
Rueda, M. Rosario; Rothbart, Mary K.
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, n124 p19-31 Sum 2009
Temperament refers to individual differences in two broad aspects of behavior: (1) emotional, motor, and attentional reactivity and (2) self-regulatory processes that modulate such reactivity. These individual differences are grounded in people's constitution and influence both stress reactions and patterns of coping. In this chapter, we examine how individual differences in temperament are conceptually linked to the development of coping and how this association is modulated by the maturation of brain systems underlying temperament. Finally, we argue about the possibility of improving children's coping abilities through intervention programs designed to foster self-regulation. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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