Developmental histories of five preschool children

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Martha Duvall Carter (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Irwin Sperry

Abstract: In the past few years, perhaps no other phase of psychology has received more attention than has personality development in both its scientific and popular aspects. Various aspects of personality have been treated in every conceivable form—textbooks, experimental studies, magazine and newspaper articles, self-improvement manuals, radio talks, and advertisements. Inumerable products can be purchased which supposedly open up new horizons for personal development and improvement. According to the advertisements, any product from soap to a new house will bring to the purchaser charm, attractiveness, allure, self-confidence, and social success. Can traits and attitudes be modified? Is there a certain continuity to personality patterns? What facets of a personality persist through time and remain as the core of a child's personality—his individuality? While at this point the final answer eludes this writer, these questions alone are reason enough for trying to discover to what extent various aspects of an individual's personality are persistent through part of his lifetime.

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Language: English
Date: 1961
Education, Preschool $z United States $v Longitudinal studies
Child development $x Evaluation
Behavioral assessment of children

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