Welcome to Temperament.com
B-DI is a project dedicated to promoting the scientific work and professional applications in the area of temperament . Temperament is about behavioral individuality in infants, toddlers, children and adults. Just as babies are born with their own combination of physical characteristics such as hair and eye color, skin tone, and physique, behavioral scientists know that each one has patterns of behavior, or temperament, that are also part of their uniqueness.
Temperament as defined here refers to individual differences in behavioral style, the study of which follow from the work of Thomas and Chess and colleagues in the new York Longitudinal Study which began in the 1950s, This location is not limited to just that work, however; it includes other models and frameworks that have grown out to the initial studies.
The B-DI website is intended as a clearinghouse for research evidence and professional practices with temperamental characteristics, to be used by parents, students, professionals and others who have an interest in behavioral individuality.