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DeFries, J. C. 1934-

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Works: 19 works in 106 publications in 5 languages and 3,214 library holdings
Genres: Longitudinal studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other
Classifications: QH457, 591.15
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Behavioral genetics, a primer by Robert Plomin( Book )
40 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,000 libraries worldwide
This book provides an overview of human and animal behavioral genetics and examines the crossroads where the fields of psychology, psychiatry, and genetics intersect
Introduction to behavioral genetics by G. E McClearn( Book )
13 editions published between 1973 and 1979 in English and held by 729 libraries worldwide
Nature and nurture during infancy and early childhood by Robert Plomin( Book )
19 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 612 libraries worldwide
In light of work by quantitative geneticists, the authors reconsider the interaction of heredity and environment in the development of individual differences during infancy and early childhood. Quantitative genetics offers a general theory of the development of individual differences that suggests novel concepts and research strategies: the idea that genetic influences operate in age-to-age change as well as in continuity, for example. Quantitative genetics also provides powerful methods to address questions of change and continuity which are helpfully introduced in this study. Longitudinal quantitative genetic research is essential to the understanding of developmental change and continuity. The largest and longes longitudinal adoption study is the Colorado Adoption Project, which has generated much of the rich data on the progress from infancy to early childhood on which the authors draw throughout the book
Origins of individual differences in infancy : the Colorado Adoption Project by Robert Plomin( Book )
9 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 417 libraries worldwide
Nature and nurture during middle childhood by J. C DeFries( Book )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 393 libraries worldwide
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 genetic continuity for measures of general cognitive ability from infancy to early childhood, new genetic influences emerge to affect IQ in middle childhood, when specific cognitive abilities also begin to differentiate.) Even fewer developmental researchers appreciate the startling way in which expressions of the child's genetic endowment appear to affect what we have been accustomed to thinking of as stable environmental forces. In this book, three leading international authorities on behavior genetics and their collaborators present the most recent findings from the landmark Colorado Adoption Project. This first large-scale, longitudinal adoption study, launched in 1975, tracked the children, biological and adoptive parents, and home environments of 245 adoptive families and 245 matched non-adoptive families. Its design facilitated analyses of genetic and environmental influences on development of unparalleled scope and diversity - via both parent-offspring and sibling comparisons, and longitudinal and multivariate assessments. Following two introductory chapters, the authors focus successively on general and specific cognitive abilities, school achievement, language disorders, personality, stress, body size and obesity, motoric development, sex differences, competence, and family relationships. Before summarizing and concluding, they then turn to issues like the meaning of "shared" environment, the correlations and interactions between "nature" and "nurture," and the practical implications of the findings for adoption policy. Nature and Nurture During Middle Childhood will be crucial reading for every serious developmental researcher
Maintaining America's social fabric : the AARP survey of civic involvement by Thomas M Guterbock( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Symposium on Multivariate Behavioral Genetics and Development by J. C DeFries( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Inter-line and intra-line variability in a population of drosophila subjected to two intensities of selection in each of two directions by J. C DeFries( Archival Material )
3 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Behavioral genetics : a primer by Robert Plomin( Article )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Nature, nurture, and the transition to early adolescence by Stephen A Petrill( Book )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Contributors 1. Nature, Nurture, and Adolescent Development: An Introduction, Stephen A. Petrill, Robert Plomin, John C. DeFries, and John K. Hewitt 2. Developmental Analysis of IQ, E. G. Bishop, Stacey S. Cherny, and John K. Hewitt 3. Multivariate Parent-Offspring Analyses of Specific Cognitive Abilities, Maricela Alarcon, Robert Plomin, Robin P. Corley, and John C. DeFries 4. Etiology of the Stability of Reading Performance from 7 to 12 Years of Age and Its Possible Mediation by IQ, Sally J. Wadsworth and John C. DeFries 5. Memory Ability during Middle Childhood and Early Adolescence in the Colorado Adoption Project, Stephen A. Petrill and Sally-Ann Rhea 6. Somatic Complaints from Early Childhood to Early Adolescence, Nicholas Giardino and Richard Rende 7. Teacher and Mother Ratings of Attention Problems, Stephanie Schmitz 8. Adopted and Nonadopted Adolescents' Adjustment, Alessandra C. Iervolino 9. Stability and Change in Internalizing Problems in the Transition to Early Adolescence: Genetic and Environmental Influences, Kirby Deater-Deckard and Shirley McGuire 10. Loneliness during the Transition to Early Adolescence, Shirley McGuire and Jeanie Clifford 11. Genetic Influences on Temperament in Early Adolescence: A Multimethod Perspective, Jeffrey R. Gagne, Kimberly J. Saudino, and Stacey S. Cherny 12. Links between Temperament and Behavior Problems in Early Adolescence, Stephanie Schmitz and Kimberly J. Saudino 13. Using the Social Relations Model to Examine Correlates of Adolescent Humor: The Role of Temperament and Well-Being, Beth Manke and Coleen Carlson 14. Effects of Prenatal Smoking on 12-Year-Old Children's Cognitive and Behavioral Outcomes, Michelle Ward and Laura A. Baker 15. A Genetic Analysis of Extremes in Externalizing Behavioral Problems and Negative Family Environments, Kirby Deater-Deckard 16. Maternal Reports
Behavioral genetics in the postgenomic era by Robert Plomin( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The goal of this book is to assess the status of genetic research on behavior. The contributors assess progress and promise in both quantitative genetic analysis and molecular genetic analysis of behavior. Particularly significant is a new generation of genetic markers that has made it possible to identify genes for complex quantitative traits. These traits are influenced by multiple genes (QTLs) as well as by multiple environmental factors. The QTL perspective suggests that genetic variation is normal and has implications for thinking about mental illness, which has come to be seen as abnormal extremes of quantitative traits. The book focuses on those aspects of behavior about which behavioral genetics reveals the most. These include cognitive abilities and disabilities, personality, psychopathology, and psychopharmacology. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
A correlational-predictive study of performance predictors utilized in teacher selection by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools by J. C DeFries( Archival Material )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Genetica y cognicion by J. C DeFries( Article )
2 editions published in 1998 in Spanish and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Des gènes au comportement : introduction à la génétique comportementale by Robert Plomin( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in French and held by 1 library worldwide
Symposium on Multivariate Behavioral Genetics and Development : [to honor Steven G. Vandenberg ...] by Boulder, Colo.> Symposium on Multivariate Behavioral Genetics and Development. <1985( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The Colorado adoption project by J. C DeFries( file )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Data include observational, interview, and self-reported information concerning home and family environment. Behavioral assessments of children and parents are conducted, and questionnaire data pertaining to medical and social history, aptitudes, and interests are also obtained. Data collection is expected to continue until the youngest children reach age 16, when they will be able to complete the same tests their parents completed
AARP survey of civic involvement : America's social fabric - a status report ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Are associations between parental divorce and children's adjustment genetically mediated? an adoption study by Thomas O'Connor( Article )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The genetics of cognitive abilities and disabilities by Robert Plomin( file )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
 
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De Fries, J. C.
DeFries, J. C.
DeFries, J. C. 1934-
DeFries, John C. 1934-
DeFries, John Clarence 1934-
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John C. DeFries American behavior geneticist
Languages
English (91)
Spanish (11)
French (1)
Chinese (1)
Italian (1)
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