CV in English

I am a professor emeritus (developmental psychology) of Leiden University, the Netherlands. I am married to Rita Kohnstamm-Beeuwkes, a psychologist and journalist, author of many articles and books in Dutch. We have two children and seven grandchildren.

I was born in Amsterdam, February 20, 1937.

My major publications in English are:

  • Dolph Kohnstamm (2007) I am I; Sudden Flashes of Self-awareness in Childhood. London: Athena Press ISBN 13-digit: 978 1 84401 937 3

  • G.A. Kohnstamm, J. E .Bates & M.K. Rothbart (1989)  (Eds.) Temperament in Childhood. Chichester: Wiley

  • G.A. Kohnstamm, Ch. F. Halverson, I. Mervielde & V.L. Havill (1998) (Eds.) Parental Descriptions of Child Personality. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum

  • Th. D. Wachs  and G.A. Kohnstamm (2001) (Eds.) Temperament in Context. Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum.

  • G.A. Kohnstamm, Ch. F. Halverson, V. Havill  & I. Mervielde (1996) (Eds.) “Parents’ Free Descriptions of Child Characteristics: A Cross-Cultural Search for the Developmental Antecedents of the Big Five” in Sara Harkness and Charles M. Super: Parents’ Cultural Belief Systems. New York: Guilford.

  • C.F. Halverson, G. A. Kohnstamm, & R.P. Martin, R.P. (1994) (Eds.) The Developing Structure of Temperament from Infancy to Adulthood. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum

All of the edited volumes contain chapters I authored or co-authored.

The most recent article I’ve published in the US is:
Dolph Kohnstamm (2005) “Binet, Alfred,” Encyclopedia of Social Measurement. Vol. 1. p. 183-188. Elsevier.

In Switzerland I published (in German) Und plötzlich wurde mir klar: Ich bin Ich! Die Entdeckung des Selbst im Kindesalter. (Bern: Hans Huber Verlag, 2004).