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Kagan, Jerome

Works: 236 works in 1,416 publications in 7 languages and 52,140 library holdings
Genres: Longitudinal studies  History  Essays  Case studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator, wpr, Other, Author of introduction, Interviewee, htt, pre, Contributor
Classifications: BF721, 155.4
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Most widely held works about Jerome Kagan
Most widely held works by Jerome Kagan
An argument for mind by Jerome Kagan( )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 2,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, Jerome Kagan melds the history of the field of psychology during the past fifty years with the story of his own research efforts of the same period and an analysis of what he terms "the currently rocky romance between psychology and biology." As Kagan unwinds his own history, he reveals the seminal events that have shaped his career and discusses how his assumptions have changed. With full appreciation for the contributions to psychology of history, philosophy, literature, and neuroscience, he approaches a wide range of topics, including: the abandonment of orthodox forms of behaviorism and psychoanalysis; the forces that inspired later-twentieth-century curiosity about young children; why B.F. Skinner chose to study psychology; why the study of science less often ignites imaginations today; our society's obsession with erotic love; and the resurgence of religious fanaticism and the religious Right."--Jacket
Child development and personality by Paul H Mussen( Book )

109 editions published between 1956 and 1997 in 6 languages and held by 2,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Lehrbuch der Kinderpsychologie ist seit langem eingeführt, mehrfach überarbeitet und kann als Klassiker der Entwicklungspsychologie betrachtet werden. Ziel ist es, den Studenten zu helfen, das umfangreiche Wissen der Entwicklungspsychologie zu strukturieren und handhabbar zu machen. Der erste Band des zweibändigen Lehrbuchs der Kinderpsychologie beginnt mit der Zeit der Geburt und schliesst mit der kognitiven und sprchlichen Entwicklung in der Kindheit ab. Themenbereiche sind also die genetischen Faktoren, Wahrnehmung und Denken, Emotionen, Sprache und Kommunikation sowie Intelligenz und Motivation. Der zweite Band legt den Schwerpunkt auf die Entwicklung der individuellen und sozialen Identität in den letzten Jahren der Kindheit wie auch der Pubertät. Inhaltlich geht es hier also um die Identitätsentwicklung, das Sozialverhalten und Pubertätskonflikte
Infancy to early childhood : genetic and environmental influences on developmental change by Robert N Emde( )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 2,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Infancy to Early Childhood is the first published volume resulting from the MacArthur Longitudinal Twin Study, a unique collaboration of a group of leading developmental scientists and behavioral geneticists. Their interaction has enabled them to offer an original theoretical framework explaining how changes occur in different domains and how genetics and the environment influence those changes. The study employed parental reports and observational methods that included experimentally-elicited behaviors as well as more free-running behaviors of children interacting with their environment. Infancy to Early Childhood focuses upon a major transformation: the transition from infancy to early childhood that takes place toward the end of the second postnatal year. An array of developmental acquisitions that separate the human from other primates is initiated during this transition, e.g., acquisitions in speech and empathy as well as new aspects of emotion regulation, temperament, cognition, and self-awareness
The nature of the child by Jerome Kagan( Book )

24 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and held by 2,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author argues that early experience does not inexorably shape our lives; rather, humans have a life-long capacity for change, and early childhood experiences are continually transformed by later events. Similarly, he challenges the conventional view that moral development is based on reasoning and argues instead that our moral sense arises out of our feelings and that children are biologically prepared to acquire standards. In his provocative final chapter, he maintains that the influence of the family on the child's development is more subtle and less deterministic than has been supposed--Jacket
The three cultures : natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities in the 21st century by Jerome Kagan( )

25 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1959 C.P. Snow delivered his now-famous Rede Lecture, 'The Two Cultures, ' a reflection on the academy based on the premise that intellectual life was divided into two cultures: the arts and humanities on one side and science on the other. Since then, a third culture, generally termed 'social science' and comprised of fields such as sociology, political science, economics, and psychology, has emerged. Jerome Kagan's book describes the assumptions, vocabulary, and contributions of each of these cultures and argues that the meanings of many of the concepts used by each culture are unique to it and do not apply to the others because the source of evidence for the term is special. The text summarizes the contributions of the social sciences and humanities to our understanding of human nature and questions the popular belief that biological processes are the main determinant of variation in human behavior.--
Birth to maturity : a study in psychological development by Jerome Kagan( Book )

36 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in English and held by 1,848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a summary of a comprehensive assessment of a group of young adults who have been members of the Fels Research Institute's longitudinal population since their birth. The potential contributions of this longitudinal investigation fall into four categories. The findings of this study point to islands of continuity amidst the changing response patterns of the growing child and suggest that some popular hypotheses about development need revision. This investigation uncovered several new and provocative ideas about developmental sequences that are not emphasized by current theorists and that deserve careful empirical attention. Finally, we attempted to test the validity of some contemporary personality assessment techniques by studying the relations between the test protocols produced by our subjects and the rich and extensive behavioral information available on each of them. There is one set of issues that this book does not presume to evaluate. The gathering of the early longitudinal data was not guided by a consistent theoretical orientation, and it is impossible, therefore, to comment on the validity of psychoanalytic or behavioral theory as they refer to cause-effect sequences in development. Correlatively, this book does not contain any elaborate theoretical integration of psychological development. We would have liked to assume this responsibility but the data prohibited such an ambitious undertaking"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
The temperamental thread : how genes, culture, time and luck make us who we are by Jerome Kagan( )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 1,678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Temperament is the single most pervasive fact about us and our fellow travelers in life. We notice it; we gossip about it; we make judgments based on it; we unconsciously shape our lives with it. In this work, the author, a developmental psychologist draws on decades of research to describe the nature of temperament, the in born traits that underlie our responses to experience. Along the way he answers such questions as, How does the temperament we are born with affect the rest of our lives? Are we set at birth on an irrevocable path of optimism or pessimism? Must a fussy baby always become an anxious adult? He paints a picture of temperament as a thread that, when woven with those of life experiences, forms the whole cloth of personality. He presents solid evidence to show how genes, gender, culture, and happenstance contribute to temperament as well as influence and shape a mature personality. He explains how temperament sets the stage for the myriad of personality variations, from the dazzling to the desperate, that we see all around us. Temperament research, powered by the new tools of neuroscience and psychological science, will be an important source of tomorrow's ideas, as well as enriching our understanding of others in every context, from our closest relationships to those in workplaces, schools, and even casual encounters
The long shadow of temperament by Jerome Kagan( )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Identifying two extreme temperamental types in very young babies - high-reactive and low-reactive - Kagan and his colleagues returned to these children as adolescents. One of the infant temperaments predicted a cautious, inhibited personality in early childhood and a dour, anxious mood in adolescence. The other temperamental bias predicted a bold, uninhibited childhood personality and an exuberant, sanguine mood in adolescence. These personalities were matched by different biological properties." "In a masterly summary of their wide-ranging exploration, Kagan and Snidman conclude that these two temperaments are the result of inherited biologies probably rooted in the differential excitability of particular brain structures. Through the authors appreciate that temperamental tendencies can be modified by experience, this compelling work reveals the long shadow that temperament can cast over psychological development."--Jacket
Psychology's ghosts : the crisis in the profession and the way back by Jerome Kagan( )

15 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examining popular practices and assumptions held by many psychologists, identifies the four problems with contemporary psychology and discusses solutions that point the way to a better understanding of the mind and mental illness
Psychology: an introduction by Jerome Kagan( Book )

74 editions published between 1968 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 1,538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now that you have the job, how can you be successful? This program offers helpful guidelines and checklists for new employees who want to get off to a solid start in the real world of work. Using a combination of workplace scenarios, interviews with experts, and informative narration, the program provides valuable insights into the development of good work skills and habits. Emphasis is placed on the basics: being on time, having a positive attitude, taking responsibility, being a team player, maintaining a good attendance record, understanding and following the rules and procedures, and observing dress and safety codes. Practical tips are given on difficult issues such as office politics, relationships with co-workers, balancing work life and personal life, and dealing with childcare and other family responsibilities. The program addresses the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and demonstrates how good health contributes to success on the job. This is essential viewing for anyone entering the job market, and can also be used as a valuable refresher for more experienced workers
On being human : why mind matters by Jerome Kagan( )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2020 in English and Korean and held by 1,530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kagan ponders a series of important nodes of debate while challenging us to examine what we know and why we know it. Most critically he presents an elegant argument for functions of mind that cannot be replaced with sentences about brains while acknowledging that mind emerges from brain activity. He relies on the evidence to argue that thoughts and emotions are distinct from their biological and genetic bases. In separate chapters he deals with the meaning of words, kinds of knowing, the powerful influence of social class, the functions of education, emotion, morality, and other issues. And without fail he sheds light on these ideas while remaining honest to their complexity."--Publisher's description
What is emotion? : history, measures, and meanings by Jerome Kagan( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this overview of human emotions, a widely respected psychologist and author addresses the ambiguities and embraces the controversies that surround this intriguing subject. An insightful and lucid thinker, Jerome Kagan examines what exactly we do know about emotions, which popular assumptions about emotions are incorrect, and how scientific study must proceed if we are to uncover the answers to persistent and evasive questions about emotions." "Integrating the findings of anthropological, psychological, and biological studies in his wide-ranging discussion, Kagan explores the evidence for great variation in the frequency and intensity of emotion among different cultures. He also discusses variations among individuals within the same culture and the influences of gender, class, ethnicity, and temperament on a person's emotional patina. In his closing chapter, the author proposes that three sources of evidence - verbal descriptions of feelings, behaviors, and measures of brain states - provide legitimate but different definitions of emotion. Translating data from one of these sources to another may not be possible, Kagan warns, and those who study emotions must accept - at least for now - that their understanding is limited to and by the domain of their information."--Jacket
Young mind in a growing brain by Jerome Kagan( )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Young Mind in a Growing Brain summarizes some initial conclusions that follow simultaneous examination of the psychological milestones of human development during its first decade and what has been learned about brain growth. This volume proposes that development is the process of experience working on a brain that is undergoing significant biological maturation. Experience counts, but only when the brain has developed to the point of being able to process, encode, and interact with these new environmental experiences. This book's aim is to acquaint developmental biologists and neuroscientists with what has been learned about human psychological development and to acquaint developmental psychologists with the biological evidence. The hope is that each group will gain a richer appreciation of both knowledge corpora." "This book will appeal to neuroscientists, psychologists, psychiatrists, pediatricians, and their students."--Jacket
Readings in child development and personality by Paul Henry Mussen( Book )

32 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce document met l'emphase sur l'importance du contexte culturel dans lequel l'enfant se développe et qui établit son développement cognitif et qui élabore les bases de sa personnalité et de sa motivation. Les auteurs abordent la question des facteurs biologiques et environnementaux qui influencent le développement de l'enfant dans les deux premières années de sa vie, le développement du langage et le développement cognitif, l'influence de la famille sur la socialisation et la personnalité de l'enfant, les influences extérieurs au noyau, l'école comme agent de socialisation et le passage de l'enfance à l'adolescence
Infancy : its place in human development by Jerome Kagan( Book )

24 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve to sixteen : early adolescence by Jerome Kagan( Book )

13 editions published between 1971 and 1975 in English and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human spark : the science of human development by Jerome Kagan( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As infants we are rife with potential. For a short time, we have before us a seemingly infinite number of developmental paths. Soon, however, we become limited to certain paths as we grow into unique products of our genetics and experience. But what factors account for the variation--in skills, personalities, values--that results? How do experiences shape what we bring into the world? In The Human Spark, pioneering psychologist Jerome Kagan offers an unflinching examination of personal, moral, and cultural development that solidifies his place as one of the most influential psychologists of the past century. In this definitive analysis of the factors that shape the human mind, Kagan explores the tension between biology and the environment. He reviews major advances in the science of development over the past three decades and offers pointed critiques and new syntheses. In so doing, Kagan calls out the shortcomings of the modern fad for neuroscience, shows why theories of so-called attachment parenting are based on a misinterpretation of research, and questions the field's reflexive tendency to pathologize the behavior of the young. Most importantly, he reminds us that a life, however influenced by biology and upbringing, is still a tapestry to be woven, not an outcome to be endured."--Jacket
The growth of the child : reflections on human development by Jerome Kagan( Book )

24 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses and critically evaluates two divergent theories regarding the ways children integrate their experiences, both positive and traumatic, and the different personal and social consequences ascribed to each theory
Galen's prophecy : temperament in human nature by Jerome Kagan( Book )

34 editions published between 1994 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nearly two thousand years ago a physician called Galen of Pergamon suggested that much of the variation in human behavior could be explained by an individual's temperament. Since that time, ideas about inborn dispositions have fallen in and out of favor. Based on fifteen years of research, Galen's Prophecy now provides fresh insights into these complex questions, offering startling new evidence to support Galen's ancient classification of melancholic and sanguine adults. Two of the most obvious personality traits in children, as well as adults, are a cautious compared with a spontaneous approach to new people and situations. About 20 percent of healthy infants born to loving families come into the world with a physiology that renders them easily aroused by new experiences and, when aroused, to become distressed. A majority of these high-reactive infants become fearful, cautious children. A larger group, about 40 percent of infants, are born with a different physiology that leads them to be more difficult to arouse, but when excited they babble and smile rather than cry. Most of these low-reactive infants become sociable, spontaneous, relatively fearless children. Galen's Prophecy suggests that each of us inherits a physiology that can affect our moods, leaving some adults dour and tense and others content and relaxed. Integrating evidence and ideas from biology, philosophy, and psychology, Jerome Kagan examines the implications of the idea of temperament for aggressive behavior, conscience, psychopathology, and the degree to which each of us can be expected to control our deepest emotions
Emotions, cognition, and behavior by Carroll E Izard( Book )

31 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seventeen contributions to this volume demonstrate the enormous progress that has been achieved recently in our understanding of emotions. Current cognitive formulations and information-processing models are challenged by new theory and by a solid body of empirical research presented by the distinguished authors. Addressing the problem of the relationship between developmental, social and clinical psychology, and psychophysiology, all agree that emotion concepts can be operationally defined and investigated as both independent and dependent variables. Cognitive and affective processes can no longer be studied in isolation; taken together, the chapters provide a useful map of an increasingly important and active boundary
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Infancy to early childhood : genetic and environmental influences on developmental change
Infancy to early childhood : genetic and environmental influences on developmental changeThe nature of the childThe three cultures : natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities in the 21st centuryBirth to maturity : a study in psychological developmentThe temperamental thread : how genes, culture, time and luck make us who we areThe long shadow of temperamentPsychology's ghosts : the crisis in the profession and the way backOn being human : why mind matters
Alternative Names
Jerome Kagan American psychologist

Jerome Kagan americký psycholog

Jerome Kagan Amerikaans psycholoog

Jerome Kagan amerikansk psykolog

Jerome Kagan psicòleg estatunidenc

Jerome Kagan psicólogo estadounidense

Jerome Kagan psicólogo norte-americano

Jerome Kagan psicologo statunitense

Jerome Kagan psicólogu estauxunidense

Jerome Kagan psychologue américain

Jerome Kagan psykolog, född 1929

Jerome Kagan síceolaí Meiriceánach

Jerome Kagan US-amerikanischer Psychologe

Kagan, Jerome

Kagan, Jerome, 1929-

Kagen, Jerome.

Kagen, Jerome 1929-

Kʿakan, Zherom

Kīgān, Ǧirawm

Джером Каган

קאגאן, ג'רום

جرومی کاگان

جيروم كاجان

جيروم كاجان، 1929-

جيروم كاجان عالم نفس أمريكي

كاجان، جيروم

كاغان، جيروم، 1929-

كيجان، جيروم

كيجان، جيروم، 1929-

كيغان، جيروم

کیگان, جروم

카간, 제롬 1929-

케이건, 제롬 1929-

ケイガン, J


傑羅姆·凱根 美國心理學家


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