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DeFries, J. C. 1934-

Works: 23 works in 124 publications in 6 languages and 3,335 library holdings
Genres: Longitudinal studies 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: QH457, 591.15
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Behavioral genetics, a primer by Robert Plomin( Book )
40 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 989 libraries worldwide
With its clear and concise presentation, Behavioral Genetics, 7th edition introduces students to the field's underlying principles, defining experiments, ongoing controversies, and most recent discoveries. The text provides students with an understanding of heredity, it's DNA basis, the methods used to discover genetic influence on behavior and identify specific genes. It then examines what is known about genetic influence on cognitive ability, psychopathology, substance abuse, personality, health psychology, and aging. Finally it looks ate the future of the field of Behavioral Genetics and area where some of the most exciting development in the Behavioral sciences are being made. --
Introduction to behavioral genetics by G. E McClearn( Book )
13 editions published between 1973 and 1979 in English and held by 725 libraries worldwide
Nature and nurture during infancy and early childhood by Robert Plomin( Book )
22 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 618 libraries worldwide
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, including model-fitting approaches that test the fit between a specific model of genetic and environmental influences and observed correlations among family members, which are here helpfully introduced. A simple parent and offspring model is extended to include longitudinal and multivariate analyses. Longitudinal quantitative genetic research is essential to the understanding of developmental change and continuity. The largest and longest 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 this 1988 book. Their conclusions about what we know, and what we need to learn, about the origins of individual differences will interest a wide range of readers
Origins of individual differences in infancy : the Colorado Adoption Project by Robert Plomin( Book )
10 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 409 libraries worldwide
Nature and nurture during middle childhood by J. C DeFries( Book )
6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 396 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
Des gènes au comportement : introduction à la génétique comportementale by Robert Plomin( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in French and held by 99 libraries worldwide
Genética de la conducta by Robert Plomin( Book )
9 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in Spanish and held by 39 libraries worldwide
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
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 5 libraries worldwide
Of Differential Treatment during Early Adolescence: A Longitudinal Study of Genetic Influences and Links to Child Well-Being, Rebecca Hobson, Beth Manke, and Shirley McGuire 17. Genetic Influences on Life Events in Middle Childhood and Early Adolescence, Kimberly J. Saudino, Jeffrey R. Gagne, and Madeline Becker 18. The Developmental Trajectory of Genotype-Environment Correlation in Early Adolescence, Erica L. Spotts and Jenae M. Neiderhiser 19. Conclusions, Stephen A. Petrill, Robert Plomin, John C. DeFries, and John K. Hewitt Names Index Subject Index
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
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
Behavioral genetics : a primer by Robert Plomin( Article )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Introduction to behavioral genetics [by] G.E. McClearn [and] J.C. DeFries by G. E McClearn( Book )
1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Sex-by-generation and ethnic group-by-generation interactions in the Hawaii Family Study of Cognition by J. C DeFries( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
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 Robert Plomin( Article )
2 editions published in 1998 in Spanish and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Genetyczne podłoże inteligencji by Robert Plomin( Article )
1 edition published in 1998 in Polish 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.
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DeFries, J. C. 1934-
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DeFries, John Clarence 1934-
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John C. DeFries American behavior geneticist
English (103)
Spanish (11)
French (2)
Italian (2)
Chinese (1)
Polish (1)
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