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Behavioral Inhibition

Integrating Theory, Research, and Clinical Perspectives

Editors: Perez-Edgar, Koraly, Fox, Nathan A. (Eds.)

  • Synthesizes research on behavioral inhibition (BI) using biological, psychological, and social markers of development
  • Discusses associations between BI and psychopathology (e.g., anxiety) across childhood and adolescence
  • Outlines the ways in which BI research can shape the design and implementation of evidence-based treatments
  • Examines the role early social development has on adolescent and adult patterns of functioning
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About this book

This book examines three decades of research on behavioral inhibition (BI), addressing its underlying biological, psychological, and social markers of development and functioning. It offers a theory-to-practice overview of behavioral inhibition and explores its cognitive component as well as its relationship to shyness, anxiety, and social withdrawal. The volume traces the emergence of BI during infancy through its occurrences across childhood. In addition, the book details the biological basis of BI and explores ways in which it is amenable to environmental modeling. Its chapters explore the neural systems underlying developmental milestones, address lingering questions (e.g., limitations of studying BI in laboratory settings and debatable benefits of self-regulatory processes), and provide recommendations for future research.
Key areas of coverage include:

  • Animal models of behavioral inhibition.
  • Social functioning and peer relationships in BI.
  • Attention mechanisms in behavioral inhibition.
  • BI and associative learning of fear.
  • Behavioral inhibition and prevention of internalizing distress in early childhood. 
  • The relations between BI, cognitive control, and anxiety.
Behavioral Inhibition is a must-have resource for researchers, clinicians, scientist-practitioners, and graduate students across such fields as developmental psychology, psychiatry, social work, cognitive and affective developmental neuroscience, child and school psychology, educational psychology, and pediatrics.

About the authors

Koraly Pérez-Edgar, Ph.D., is the McCourtney Professor of Child Studies and a Professor of Psychology at The Pennsylvania State University. She received her A.B. from Dartmouth College and Ph.D. from Harvard University. Dr. Pérez-Edgar’s research focuses on the relations between temperament and psychopathology. In particular, she examines how individual differences in attention can work to ameliorate or exacerbate risks associated with early temperament traits. Dr. Pérez-Edgar is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science.

Nathan A. Fox, Ph.D., is a Distinguished University Professor of Human Development at the University of Maryland. He received his B.A. from Williams College and Ph.D. from Harvard University. Dr. Fox is a world-recognized leader in the study of early behavioral inhibition, the impact of early life events on development, and the biological underpinning of development. Dr. Fox is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association for Psychological Science, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • The History and Theory of Behavioral Inhibition

    Kagan, Jerome

    Pages 1-15

  • Behavioral Inhibition in Nonhuman Primates: The Elephant in the Room

    Capitanio, John P.

    Pages 17-33

  • Behavioral Inhibition in Rodents: A Model to Study Causes and Health Consequences of Temperament

    Cavigelli, Sonia A.

    Pages 35-58

  • The Neural Mechanisms of Behavioral Inhibition

    Jarcho, Johanna M. (et al.)

    Pages 59-90

  • Psychobiological Processes in the Development of Behavioral Inhibition

    Buss, Kristin A. (et al.)

    Pages 91-111

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-98077-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-98076-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Behavioral Inhibition
Book Subtitle
Integrating Theory, Research, and Clinical Perspectives
Editors
  • Koraly Perez-Edgar
  • Nathan A. Fox
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-98077-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-98077-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-98076-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 380
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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