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Personality differences in childhood and adolescence: measurement, development, and consequences.

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Shiner, R; Caspi, A
Published in: Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines
January 2003

Child psychologists and psychiatrists are interested in assessing children's personalities. This interest is fueled by the practical desire to identify differences between children that have predictive utility, and by recognition that future advances in developmental theory, especially in relation to gene-environment interplay, can only be as good as the measures on which they rely. The aim of this article is to facilitate these practical and theoretical advances. First, we delineate a taxonomy of measurable individual differences in temperament and personality in childhood, and point the reader to proven and/or promising measuring instruments. Second, we describe the processes through which early temperament differences may become elaborated into adult personality structure and lifelong adaptation, and identify gaps in the empirical research that need to be filled. Third, we explore the various connections between temperament/ personality traits and psychopathology, and direct attention to promising questions and strategies.

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Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines

DOI

EISSN

1469-7610

ISSN

0021-9630

Publication Date

January 2003

Volume

44

Issue

1

Start / End Page

2 / 32

Related Subject Headings

  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Personality Inventory
  • Personality Disorders
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Humans
  • Friends
  • Developmental & Child Psychology
  • Child
  • Adolescent
  • Achievement
 

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Shiner, R., & Caspi, A. (2003). Personality differences in childhood and adolescence: measurement, development, and consequences. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines, 44(1), 2–32. https://doi.org/10.1111/1469-7610.00101
Shiner, Rebecca, and Avshalom Caspi. “Personality differences in childhood and adolescence: measurement, development, and consequences.Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines 44, no. 1 (January 2003): 2–32. https://doi.org/10.1111/1469-7610.00101.
Shiner R, Caspi A. Personality differences in childhood and adolescence: measurement, development, and consequences. Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines. 2003 Jan;44(1):2–32.
Shiner, Rebecca, and Avshalom Caspi. “Personality differences in childhood and adolescence: measurement, development, and consequences.Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines, vol. 44, no. 1, Jan. 2003, pp. 2–32. Epmc, doi:10.1111/1469-7610.00101.
Shiner R, Caspi A. Personality differences in childhood and adolescence: measurement, development, and consequences. Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines. 2003 Jan;44(1):2–32.
Journal cover image

Published In

Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines

DOI

EISSN

1469-7610

ISSN

0021-9630

Publication Date

January 2003

Volume

44

Issue

1

Start / End Page

2 / 32

Related Subject Headings

  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Personality Inventory
  • Personality Disorders
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Humans
  • Friends
  • Developmental & Child Psychology
  • Child
  • Adolescent
  • Achievement