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The genetic and environmental origins of learning abilities and disabilities in the early school years

Author: Yulia Kovas; Richard A Weinberg; Jennifer M Thomson; Kurt W Fischer
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Blackwell, ©2007.
Series: Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, v. 72, no. 3, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents univariate, multivariate, and longitudinal analysis that systematically examines genetic and environmental influences of a sample of U.K. twins studied at 7, 9, and 10 years of age for measures of both the low extremes and the entire sample.
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Genre/Form: Longitudinal studies
Études longitudinales
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Yulia Kovas; Richard A Weinberg; Jennifer M Thomson; Kurt W Fischer
ISBN: 9781405184359 1405184353
OCLC Number: 182538168
Description: vii, 160 pages : charts ; 23 cm.
Contents: Abstract --
I. Introduction --
II. Methods --
III. Nature and nurture --
IV. The abnormal is normal --
V. Genetic stability, environmental change --
VI. Generalist genes, specialist environments --
VII. Conclusions and implications --
Appendices --
References --
Acknowledgments. Commentary. Beyond nature-nurture / Richard A. Weinberg --
Dynamic development and dynamic education / Jennifer M Thomson and Kurt W. Fischer.
Series Title: Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, v. 72, no. 3, 2007.
Other Titles: Abilities and disabilities in the early school years
Responsibility: Yulia Kovas [and others] ; with commentary by Richard A. Weinberg, Jennifer M. Thomson, and Kurt W. Fischer.

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Despite the importance of learning abilities and disabilities in education and child development, little is known about their genetic and environmental origins in the early school years.  Read more...

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