Temperament Research: Some Divergences and Similarities
  • Jan Strelau
  • Alois Angleitner
Part of the Perspectives on Individual Differences book series (PIDF)


The increasing interest in research on temperament that can be observed in the last decade goes together with the growing variety of theories as well as methodological issues regarding temperament. The book Explorations in Temperament: International Perspectives on Theory and Measurement exemplifies, to some extent, the spectrum of these diversities and richness of problems being discussed in the area of temperament. An attempt to summarize the current state of affairs in studies on temperament has been undertaken by Strelau in Chapter 19 of this volume. The aim of the Introduction is to bring into relief some of the actual problems in this field of study, taking as a starting point the contribution of the authors to this book. The following issues will be discussed:)
  1. 1.

    The concept of temperament

  2. 2.

    The structure of temperament

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    Developmental aspects of temperament

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    Biological bases of temperament

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    Diagnosis of temperament

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    Methodological issues in temperament research

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    Importance of temperament for practical application



Effortful Control Child Temperament Temperament Trait Personality Psychology Temperament Characteristic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Strelau
    • 1
  • Alois Angleitner
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Individual Differences, Faculty of PsychologyUniversity of WarsawWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of BielefeldBielefeldGermany

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