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Nature and nurture during middle childhood

Author: J C DeFries; Robert Plomin; David W Fulker
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass. : Blackwell, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What are the origins of individual differences? Virtually no one studying human development today sees the nature/nurture question as an either-or one. However, very few developmental researchers as yet appreciate the extent to which it is now possible to map genetic influences in a range of domains from cognitive functioning to temperament all through the childhood years. (For example, although there is substantial  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Longitudinal studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J C DeFries; Robert Plomin; David W Fulker
ISBN: 1557863938 9781557863935
OCLC Number: 28183660
Notes: Spine title: Nature & nurture during middle childhood.
Description: xix, 368 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Nature and nurture in middle childhood --
The Colorado adoption project / Lon R. Cardon, Stacey S. Cherny --
General cognitive ability / Stacey S. Cherny, Lon R. Cardon --
Specific cognitive abilities / Lon R. Cardon --
Longitudinal predictions of school-age cognitive abilities from infant novelty preference / Lee Anne Thompson, Stephen A. Petrill --
School achievement / Sally J. Wadsworth --
Development speech and language disoders / Susan Felsenfeld --
Personality and temperament / Stephanie Schmitz --
Competence During middle childhood / Jenae M. Neiderhiser, Shirley McGuire. The stress of first grade and its relation to behavior problems in school / Richard Rende --
Height, weight, and obesity / Lon R. Cardon --
Motor development / Keith E. Whitfield, Stacey S. Cherny --
Sex differences in genetic and environmental influences for cognitive abilities / Laura A. Baker, Hsiu-Zu Ho, Chandra Reynolds --
Nonshared environment in middle childhood / Shirley McGuire, Judy Dunn --
Sibling relationships in childhood and adolescence / Clare Stocker, Judy Dunn --
Genetic influence on "environmental" measures / Julia M. Braungart. Family environment in early childhood and outcomes in middle childhood: genetic mediation / Jenae M. Neiderhiser --
Home environmental influences on general cognitive ability / Stacey S. Cherny --
Genotype-environment interaction and correlation / Scott L. Hershberger --
Applied issues / Sally-Ann Rhea, Robin P. Corley.
Other Titles: Nature & nurture during middle childhood
Responsibility: [edited by] John C. DeFries, Robert Plomin, David W. Fulker.

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Presents recent findings from the landmark Colorado Adoption Project. The authors focus on general and specific cognitive abilities, school achievement, language disorders, personality, stress, body  Read more...

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