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Read about the Winner of the Eleanor Maccoby Book Award in Developmental Psychology: Becoming Who We Are: Temperament and Personality in Development by May K. Rothbart, PhD

Book cover for Becoming Who We Are: Temperament and Personality in DevelopmentWinner of the Eleanor Maccoby Book Award in Developmental Psychololgy

Becoming Who We Are: Temperament and Personality in Development
By May K. Rothbart, PhD

Mary K. Pethbeyt, PhD, is Distinguished Professor Emerita of Psychology at the University of Oregon. Her research has focused on temperament, at:enhon, emotion, and social development, and she has developed several widely used measures of temperament, including parent and self-report questionnaires, home observations, and laboratory observations.

“One of the wisest, most interesting, and most important books in psychology in recent years. A world—renowned expert, Rothbart brilliantly shows how temperament combines with experience to make us who we are.”

-Carol S. Dectlv, PhD, Sao ford University

“This outstanding book from the foremost world expert on temperament offers a creative and authoritative synthesis. A broad range of interrelated topics are addressed, including the development and structure of temperament and personality; connections to competence, conscience, and psychopathology; meaning structures; biological and environmental contributions to temperament; and interventions. Rothbart clarifies the multiple levels of factors that contribute to the course of human development. There is something for all developmental scientists and students in this accessible and well-written book.”

-Nancy Eisenberg, PhD, Arizona State University

“In this excellent book, Rothbart brings her pioneering theory of temperament into full fruition. Her comprehensive presentation ranges from the history of temperament to its development into adult personality. Rothbart sets forth a clearly documented, dynamic perspective on the relation between temperament and personality. Through thought experimenta, she reveals how individual differences develop within the child’s social and physical environmenL Discussions of psychopathology and interventions are included. This is a book for all researchers and clinicians interested in understanding how we become who we are.”

-Arnold J. Samkeroff, PhD, Univeristy of Michigan

About the Author

Mary K. Pethbeyt, PhD, is Distinguished Professor Emerita of Psychology at the University of Oregon. Her research has focused on temperament, at:enhon, emotion, and social development, and she has developed several widely used measures of temperament, including parent and self-report questionnaires, home observations, and laboratory observations.

2011, Hardcover, 324 pages
ISBN 978-1-60918-069-0 

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