Galen's Prophecy by Jerome Kagan
Temperament in Human Nature

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Nearly 2,000 years ago the Greek physician Galen postulated that much of human behavior could be predicted according to an individual's temperament. Now one of the country's most original thinkers provides startling new evidence to support Galen's ancient classification scheme of melancholic and sanguine adults.
 

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Jerome Kagan is Daniel and Amy Starch Professor of Psychology at Harvard University.
 
Published January 1, 1994 by Free Association Books. 376 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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He describes in considerable detail his own 15 years of research into the physiology of inhibited and uninhibited children: In studying hundreds of children, he found that two- thirds of infants who at four months were highly reactive to various auditory, visual, and olfactory stimuli developed i...

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Harvard cognitive psychologist Kagan adds a new twist to the nature-nurture controversy in this challenging academic study. Second-century Greek physician Galen posited innate, distinct human temperam

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Harvard professor Kagan supports ancient Greek physician Galen's theory that temperamental tendencies in humans are innate, and interprets their possible effects. (June)

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Harvard cognitive psychologist Kagan adds a new twist to the nature-nurture controversy in this challenging academic study. Second-century Greek physician Galen posited innate, distinct human temperam

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