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Thomas, Alexander 1914-2003

Overview
Works: 54 works in 273 publications in 4 languages and 9,146 library holdings
Genres: Longitudinal studies  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, ed, Contributor
Classifications: RJ499, 618.9289
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alexander Thomas
Annual progress in child psychiatry and child development( )

in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Your child is a person; a psychological approach to parenthood without guilt by Stella Chess( Book )

24 editions published between 1965 and 1978 in English and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The years from birth through first grade
Temperament and behavior disorders in children by Alexander Thomas( Book )

20 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the New York Longitudinal Study
Racism and psychiatry by Alexander Thomas( Book )

14 editions published between 1972 and 1993 in English and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White racism has influenced theory and practice in psychiatry and allied fields. Psychiatrists have largely ignored the interactionist approach, as expounded by Sullivan and Rush, in analyzing Negroes within their respective societies. Rather, in the vein of Freudian preoccupation with unconscious motivation, abnormal behavior and what is considered innate individual differences, psychiatrists have arrived at broad generalizations of individual and group behavior based on past histories and present conditions of mentally disturbed, maladaptive patients. Psychiatrists have drawn upon theories of genetic, physiological, and psychological determinism to reinforce the myth of black inferiority. The mental health professions must reexamine the impact of racist thinking, past and present, on the disciplines dealing with human behavior--especially psychiatry. They must do some basic rethinking in areas such as recruitment and training of black psychiatrists, the referral procedure of white psychiatrists, research, and upgrading of patient services in the black community. (Author/SB)
Temperament and development by Alexander Thomas( Book )

10 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behavioral individuality in early childhood by Alexander Thomas( Book )

32 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The study of which the results reported in the present volume are a part began with a concern over the apparent one-sidedness of the prevalent approach to the development of personality. On clinical grounds it has long been evident that no consistent and direct relation can be found between parental practices and attitudes and other environmental influences and the specific nature of personality organization in a given child. Inevitably such findings raise the question of the contribution of the child's own characteristics of reactivity to the child-environment interaction and suggest that the direction of development might be considerably influenced by the nature of the child as an organism. Despite these considerations, contemporary style, both in theories of child personality and in clinical practice in child psychiatry, has been dominated by an environmentalist view. The problems and behaviors of children have been almost exclusively considered as deriving from patterns of intra- and extrafamilial influence. Little systematic attention has been paid to the child's own contribution to his development. Therefore, in 1952 we began to explore the relation of the child's reaction patterning to his personality development. This exploration developed in 1956 into a systematic longitudinal study which has been in progress since that date"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved)
Origins and evolution of behavior disorders : from infancy to early adult life by Stella Chess( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Know your child : an authoritative guide for today's parents by Stella Chess( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Temperament : theory and practice by Stella Chess( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1956, Stella Chess and Alexander Thomas launched the pioneering New York Longitudinal Study, a systematic investigation into the concept of temperament that has been pursued to the present decade. The findings from this study - that temperamental profiles of infants, children, adolescents, and adults show specific individual behavioral characteristics - are accepted as basic to the psychological mechanism of behavioral functioning. Now, these preeminent authorities and teachers in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry present a distinguished introduction to their internationally recognized work. This volume takes the reader from concept - including the definition of temperament and the studies that support and expand upon that definition - to specific explorations of temperament and its impact across various practice settings and special populations
The dynamics of psychological development by Alexander Thomas( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Temperament in clinical practice by Stella Chess( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prevention and early intervention : individual differences as risk factors for the mental health of children : a festschrift for Stella Chess and Alexander Thomas by William B Carey( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays, in honor of child psychiatry pioneers Stella Chess and Alexander Thomas, focuses on their idea that important life outcomes are the product of ongoing interactions between a child's behavioral style and the complimentarity or lack of fit of the parenting environment. Following an introduction, the remaining chapters are: (1) "Biographical Sketch of Alexander Thomas and Stella Chess" (Hassibi); (2) "Temperament: Changing Concepts and Implications" (Rutter); (3) "Inhibited and Uninhibited Temperaments" (Kagan); (4) "Temperament Risk Factors for Type a Behavior Pattern in Adolescents" (Strelau and Eliasz); (5) "Temperament, Siblings, and the Development of Relationships" (Dunn); (6) "Is Temperament an Important Contributor to Schooling Outcomes in Elementary School?" (Martin and others); (7) "Temperament Research and Practical Implications for Clinicians" (Maziade); (8) "Variations, Deviations, Risks, and Uncertainties in Human Development" (Clarke and Clarke); (9) "Conditions of Risk for Maldevelopment: Prematurity" (Hertzig); (10) "Chronic Illness as a Psychological Risk Factor in Children" (Lewis); (11) "Temperament and the Developmental Niche" (Super and Harkness); (12) "Kids in Context: Temperament in Cross-Cultural Perspective" (deVries); (13) "Temperament and Cultural Diversity" (Gordon); (14) "Variations in Cultural Influences in Hawaii" (Gerhard and others); (15) "Explorations of the Goodness-of-Fit Model in Early Adolescence" (Lerner and Lerner); (16) "Genetics and Individual Differences: How Chess and Thomas Shaped Developmental Thought" (Scarr); (17) "Interface of Nature and Nurture in the Family" (Plomin); (18) "Assessment of Individual Differences in the Temperament of Children: Evaluation of Interactions" (McDevitt); (19) "Specific Prevention and Intervention Strategies Used To Accommodate Individual Needs of Newborn Infants" (Medoff-Cooper); (20) "Specific Uses of Temperament Data in Pediatric Behavioral Interventions" (Carey); (21) "Developing Temperament Guidance Programs within Pediatric Practice" (Cameron and others); (22) "Seeing the Child in Child Care: Day Care, Individual Differences, and Social Policy" (Zigler and Hall); (23) "Temperament and Teachers' Views of Teachability" (Keough); (24) "The Temperament Program: Community-Based Prevention of Behavior Disorders in Children" (Smith); (25) "Parent Support Groups" (Anderson); (26) "Advocacy for the Health of the Public" (Eisenberg); and (27) "Summary and Conclusions: a Promising Opportunity for Better Prevention and Intervention" (Carey). Each chapter contains a reference list. (Mdm)
Goodness of fit : clinical applications from infancy through adult life by Stella Chess( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Temperament und Entwicklung : Über die Entstehung des Individuellen by Alexander Thomas( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in German and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annual progress in child psychiatry and child development, 1969 by Stella Chess( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, the second in an annual series, contains 38 articles published during the past year in the field of child psychiatry and child development. The editors attempted to compile articles "of most value to workers in this field both for immediate information and for long-term reference." Accordingly, the articles are of two types: (1) original work that should aid progress in the study of the child, and (2) reviews and discussions of present knowledge and issues. Articles of both types fall under one of the nine major areas of interest covered by the book: infancy studies, the learning process, language studies, the impact of social pathology, mental retardation, childhood psychosis, clinical psychiatry, problems of adolescence, and treatment. The issues examined are contemporary and immediate, as in the new section on the impact of social pathology, which reflects ever-growing concern with the psychological problems of the child who lives in an environment of racism and poverty. (Mh)
Annual progress in child psychiatry and child development, 1986 by Stella Chess( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 37 articles, either original articles or review articles, in ten major areas of the study of the child, both normal and disturbed. The ten areas are infancy studies, bonding and stranger reactivity, learning and cognition, risk factors in childhood, physical illness and handicap, family studies, temperament, adolescence, clinical studies and child abuse
Annual progress in child psychiatry and child development, 1972( Book )

17 editions published between 1968 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annual progress in child psychiatry and child development, 1984( Book )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of the year's outstanding contributions to the understanding and treatment of the normal and disturbed child
Conosci tuo figlio : un'autorevole guida per i genitori di oggi by Stella Chess( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in Italian and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annual progress in child psychiatry and child development, 1971( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Temperament : theory and practice
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トマス, アレクサンダー

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Temperament : theory and practiceTemperament in clinical practiceGoodness of fit : clinical applications from infancy through adult lifeAnnual progress in child psychiatry and child development, 1986Annual progress in child psychiatry and child development, 1972