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The Genetics of Childhood Temperament

  • Jeffrey R. Gagne
  • Matthew K. Vendlinski
  • H. Hill Goldsmith

The field of temperament research stands at the intersection of various disciplines of biobehavioral research. Temperament links personality to psychological development. Temperament links normative variation to psychopathology. Temperament links human and animal research traditions in behavior genetics. Temperament, as we now understand it, was one of the earliest areas of behavior genetic research. For example, temperament in dogs was one focus of research by Scott and Fuller (1965).

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Twin Pair Behavioral Inhibition Effortful Control Temperament Dimension Childhood Temperament 
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  • Jeffrey R. Gagne
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  • Matthew K. Vendlinski
    • 1
  • H. Hill Goldsmith
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA

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