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Department of Psychology Gartstein Temperament Lab

Child Temperament

Developmental
Psychopathology

Biological
Underpinnings of
Temperament

Cross-Cultural
Differences
Identifying typical trajectories of
temperament development
Understanding the interplay
between temperament
attributes
Exploring biological
mechanisms for temperament
How cross-cultural differences
effect the development of
temperament

Developmental Psychopathology

Here the goal has been twofold: (1) how to understand the interplay between different temperament attributes in predicting early signs/symptoms of behavioral and emotional difficulties, and (2) how to make sense of the parent related factors, as these interact with temperament and help shape the development of symptoms/behavior problems. The temperament feedback program mentioned earlier represents an attempt to prevent these difficulties from coming online, by intervening in the first year of life, providing a psycho-educational parent guidance program, which is currently being evaluated.