Commercial site from B-DI, the publisher of the New York Longitudinal
Scales and the Carey Temperament Scales questionnaires and software, that
has some useful information on temperament and some other resources for
Interesting site mostly for parents to learn more about their
child's temperament and why understanding temperament is important.
and Your Child's Personality
Explains how temperament and personality are influenced and influence
environment. From the Child
Links page for the definition of temperament, measurements of temperament,
and other information.
Good papers and links on attachment theory, Bowlby's biography,
and the clinical implications of insecure attachment in children.
Everett Waters and Judith Cromwell's (SUNY Stony Brook) excellent
site on attachment theory, assessment, and research. "A library of attachment
researchers' publication lists, attachment measures for infant-mother,
childhood, parenting, and marriage research. A gallery of attachment artifacts
and observations in the Bowlby - Ainsworth tradition." Excellent assessment
resources (surveys, observational scales, Q sets) for attachment available
From Northwestern University's Great Ideas in Personality site.
Gives a discussion of attachment styles (a la Bartholomew) in the context
of a brief paper entitled "Attachment Styles: An Evolving Taxonomy of Evolutionarily
Adaptive and Maladaptive Affectional Bonds." Plus has some good links on
basic attachment patterns and the strange situation.
Personal website (a series of slides) by John J. Reno dedicated
to educating others about Reactive Attachment Disorder -- problems which
can arise from children's traumatic early neglect and/or separation from
Large site with resources on reactive attachment disorder.
Good links and information.
Organization which promotes "Attachment Parenting," a style
of parenting involving extended close contact and responsiveness, believed
by some to foster good attachment outcomes in children.
Site with some information and links on researching human emotions.
From Cheri A. Young, Cornell University
This site, from Northwestern University's Great Ideas in Personality
site, has a table of different theorists' perspectives on which are the
basic emotions. Also has some links to other emotion sites.