Temperament-based intervention: Re-examining goodness of fit

Sandra Graham McClowry, Eileen T. Rodriguez, Robyn Koslowitz

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The purpose of this paper is to discuss how recent advances in the temperament field have contributed to the scientific foundation of temperament-based intervention. A presentation of the historical origins of temperament-based intervention is followed by examples of recent studies that add to its empirical support. Guidelines for developing and adapting temperament-based interventions are offered. The goodness of fit model, frequently used as a basis for temperament-based intervention, is re-examined through the lens of self-regulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)120-135
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Developmental Sciences
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 2008


  • Goodness of Fit
  • Intervention
  • Temperament

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Aging
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies


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