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Kagan, Jerome

Works: 312 works in 1,298 publications in 8 languages and 48,551 library holdings
Genres: Longitudinal studies  Encyclopedias  Reference works  History  Case studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator, Other, Interviewee, Contributor, pre
Classifications: BF721, 155.4
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Most widely held works about Jerome Kagan
Most widely held works by Jerome Kagan
Child development and personality by Paul Henry Mussen( Book )

112 editions published between 1900 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 2,396 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
The nature of the child by Jerome Kagan( Book )

29 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 2,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes sections on children's emotions and morality
Psychology: an introduction by Jerome Kagan( Book )

66 editions published between 1968 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 1,584 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
Birth to maturity : a study in psychological development by Jerome Kagan( Book )

32 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,477 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)
Readings in child development and personality by Paul Henry Mussen( Book )

28 editions published between 1965 and 1970 in English and held by 1,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve to sixteen : early adolescence by American Academy of Arts and Sciences( Book )

10 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 1,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Infancy : its place in human development by Jerome Kagan( Book )

22 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is emotion? : history, measures, and meanings by Jerome Kagan( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,225 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
The human spark : the science of human development by Jerome Kagan( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,146 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 )

19 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three seductive ideas by Jerome Kagan( Book )

28 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do the first two years of life really determine a child's future development? Are human beings, like other primates, only motivated by pleasure? And do people actually have stable traits, like intelligence, fear, anxiety, and temperament? This book, the product of a lifetime of research by one of the founders of developmental psychology, takes on the powerful assumptions behind these questions - and proves them mistaken. Ranging with impressive ease from cultural history to philosophy to psychological research literature, Jerome Kagan weaves an argument that will rock the social sciences and the foundations of public policy
The Gale encyclopedia of childhood & adolescence by Jerome Kagan( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains nearly 700 entries on "the primary stages, key theories, and issues in child development, and definitions of terms and concepts related to the health care, education, and developmental psychology of children."
Galen's prophecy : temperament in human nature by Jerome Kagan( Book )

28 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,034 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 )

28 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second year : the emergence of self-awareness by Jerome Kagan( Book )

11 editions published in 1981 in English and German and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second year is that daunting time when the previously docile and adorable infant inevitably develops a mind of her own. In this book, Jerome Kagan takes a provocative look at the mental developments underlying the startling transitions in the child's second year. It is Kagan's premise that the roots of self-awareness emerge in the second half of the second year of life. He also suggests that the underlying cause may be more biological than social. His book develops these ideas through a series of brilliant observations on the behavior of two-year-olds. Kagan charts, for example, the emerging sense of standards (the possibility of right and wrong) that reveals itself positively when the child suddenly begins to smile after a successful action, and negatively when the child starts to become concerned about flaws in objects and mistakes in her own behavior. When this concern with standards spreads to the child's irresistible impulse to imitate adults, Kagan observes a remarkable phenomenon: the twenty-month-old child suddenly begins to show signs of distress before she even tries to imitate an action that is beyond her ability. Kagan argues that this distress could arise only from the child's growing sense of what she can and can't do--her awareness of herself
An argument for mind by Jerome Kagan( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 891 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
Infancy to early childhood : genetic and environmental influences on developmental change by Robert N Emde( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 645 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 long shadow of temperament by Jerome Kagan( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 579 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( Book )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 492 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
The temperamental thread : how genes, culture, time and luck make us who we are by Jerome Kagan( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 482 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
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Twelve to sixteen : early adolescence
Alternative Names
Jerome Kagan Amerikaans psycholoog

Jerome Kagan psicologo statunitense

Jerome Kagan psychologue américain

Kagan, Jerome

Kagen, Jerome.

Kagen, Jerome 1929-

Kʿakan, Zherom

Джером Каган

جرومی کاگان

جيروم كاجان

جيروم كاجان، 1929-

كاغان، جيروم، 1929-

كيجان، جيروم، 1929-

카간, 제롬

케이건, 제롬

ケイガン, J



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Chinese (6)

Italian (5)

Hebrew (3)

French (1)

Polish (1)

The nature of the childPsychology: an introductionBirth to maturity : a study in psychological developmentTwelve to sixteen : early adolescenceInfancy : its place in human developmentWhat is emotion? : history, measures, and meaningsThe growth of the child : reflections on human developmentThree seductive ideas