Temperament and Child Psychopathology examines research on child development and individual differences in relation to child functioning and psychopathology. The authors present alternative views of temperament and its role in child development and child-rearing. Important topics covered include genetic and psychosocial influence on development, and parent-child interaction. Longitudinal studies are presented and their implications for theory and practice are developed. The book is comprehensive in its coverage of research and practice, and raises substantive and methodological issues.