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Wachs, Theodore D. 1941-

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Works: 32 works in 209 publications in 1 language and 7,399 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: BF713, 305.231
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Temperament : individual differences at the interface of biology and behavior by John E Bates( Book )
17 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 607 libraries worldwide
This book brings together leading examples of the recent research on the biological origins of temperament-related behavior. The book was intended to be useful not only for behaviorally oriented researchers who have found it difficult to keep up with the exciting developments in neuroscience, but also for biologically oriented researchers who might gain a greater appreciation for how their skills and knowledge might be creatively applied to the socially and scientifically important questions emerging from research on human individual differences. The chapters presented here describe advances in the description and understanding of the brain processes associated with temperament-like behavioral events and more molar individual difference patterns. At the same time, they suggest alternatives to the traditional ways in which one thinks about and designs research on temperament. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
Necessary but not sufficient : the respective roles of single and multiple influences on individual development by Theodore D Wachs( Book )
17 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 512 libraries worldwide
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Early experience and human development by Theodore D Wachs( Book )
10 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 500 libraries worldwide
Our goal in writing this book was to fill a perceived gap in the early experi ence literature. Most existing volumes on early experience and development can be dichotomized on a basic versus an applied dimension. Volumes falling on the basic side are designed for researchers and theoreticians in the biomed ical and behavioral sciences. Most existing basic volumes are either primarily based on infrahuman data or are based on single major human studies. In going over these volumes, we are not convinced of the generality of infrahu man data to the human level; in addition, we were concerned about the replicability of findings from single studies, however well designed these studies were. As a result, the relevance of data from these volumes to applied human problems is quite limited. In contrast, volumes falling on the applied side are designed primarily for those involved in intervention work with infants and young children. These applied books generally tend to be vague and nonempirical compilations of the views of experts and the collective "wisdom of the ages. " Rarely in applied volumes do we find conclusions based on solid, consistent, empirical findings
Measuring environment across the life span : emerging methods and concepts ( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 442 libraries worldwide
"Psychologists have long understood that laboratory settings only approximate genuine human environments. Yet, how can the influence of the real world, with all its complexity and variability, be measured? This edited volume deals with this question by providing theoretical models and testing methods for quantifying physical and social environments that serve as contexts of human development." "This volume represents the state of the art in environmental assessment procedures and will be a welcome resource for psychologists specializing in assessment, methodology, and development."--Jacket
The nature of nurture by Theodore D Wachs( Book )
12 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 434 libraries worldwide
Current knowledge about the nature of environmental influences upon children's development is synthesized in this volume. Wachs explores such issues as individual differences in response to stress, medical treatment, parenting styles and teaching approaches, and examines such questions as whether there are certain periods in children's development when they may be more sensitive to specific environmental influences than at other times, and whether girls are more sensitive than boys to parental maltreatment
Chaos and its influence on children's development : an ecological perspective ( Book )
12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 375 libraries worldwide
This book explores how, why and at what level chaos at the familial and societal level affects children. It uses Urie Bronfenbrenner's bioecological theory of human development as the means to understand the nature of relations between chaos and development
Conceptualization and measurement of organism-environment interaction ( Book )
23 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 350 libraries worldwide
A book examining the paradox that organism-environment interaction has been well documented for a variety of developmental outcomes but that this interaction has been difficult to demonstrate in behavioral research studies, the "Conceptualization and Measurement of Organism-Environment Interaction" is now off press. Examples of conceptual and methodological factors that have blocked researchers' abilities to identify existing organism-environment interactions are discussed. Some of these factors include studies with insufficient power to detect interactions, studies that oversimplify the processes of interactions, statistical analyses that are insensitive to certain interactions, research strategies that are marred by a poor choice of groups or measures, and a lack of the theory-driven research that is most likely to reveal interactions. By clarifying these shortcomings, the authors aim to promote more and better research on the developmental effects of organism-environment interactions. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
Assessment of young developmentally disabled children by Theodore D Wachs( Book )
7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 334 libraries worldwide
Early supplementary feeding and cognition : effects over two decades by Ernesto Pollitt( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 314 libraries worldwide
Temperament in context ( Book )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 267 libraries worldwide
"Reflecting the editors' view that the interface between temperament and context is a bi-directional phenomenon, the volume focuses on three broad issues: how individual differences in temperament act to influence the proximal context within which the individual functions; how individual differences in proximal context act to influence both individual temperament and changes in temperament over time; and how our ability to predict developmental outcomes as a function of individual variability in temperament depends, in part, on the nature of the individual's context." "This book is recommended for use by scholars and practitioners involved in the developmental science and family studies areas."--Jacket
The Wiley-Blackwell handbook of infant development by J. Gavin Bremner( Book )
35 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 264 libraries worldwide
"Now in two volumes, the fully revised and updated second edition of The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Infant Development provides comprehensive coverage of the basic research and applied and policy issues relating to infant development. Updated, fully-revised and expanded, this two-volume set presents in-depth and cutting edge coverage of both basic and applied developmental issues during infancy. Features contributions by leading international researchers and practitioners in the field that reflect the most current theories and research findings. Includes editor commentary and analysis to synthesize the material and provide further insight. The most comprehensive work available in this dynamic and rapidly growing field."--Provided by publisher
Blackwell handbook of infant development by J. Gavin Bremner( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
This up-to-date overview of the fast-moving field of infant development covers all the major areas of interest in terms of research, applications and policy.Provides an up-to-date overview of progress on important developmental questions relating to infancy. Balances North American and European perspective. Written by leading international researchers. Now available in full text online via xreferplus, the award-winning reference library on the web from xrefer. For more information, visit www.xreferplus.com
The Wiley-Blackwell handbook of infant development by Theodore D Wachs( Book )
19 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Now in two volumes, the fully revised and updated second edition of The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Infant Development provides comprehensive coverage of the basic research and applied and policy issues relating to infant development. Updated, fully-revised and expanded, this two-volume set presents in-depth and cutting edge coverage of both basic and applied developmental issues during infancy. Features contributions by leading international researchers and practitioners in the field that reflect the most current theories and research findings. Includes editor commentary and analysis to synthesize the material and provide further insight. The most comprehensive work available in this dynamic and rapidly growing field."--Provided by publisher
The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Infant Development, Basic Research by J. Gavin Bremner( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Purdue home stimulation inventory, sections I-III by Theodore D Wachs( Archival Material )
2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
The Wiley-Blackwell handbook of infant development by J. Gavin Bremner( Computer File )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
The Wiley-Blackwell handbook of infant development ( Computer File )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Cognitive Development in Infants of Different Age Levels and fromDifferent Environmental Backgrounds by Theodore D Wachs( Book )
2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Do children raised in environments associated with later deficits in psychometric intelligence show any deficits during infancy and, if so, when do such deficits appear and what abilities are affected. Are the environmental factors associated with early development of intelligence. Fifty-one slum infants and a control group of 51 non-slum infants in champaign-urbana, illinois were tested in their 7th, 11th, 15th, 18th, and 22nd months by 3 sub-scales of the infant psychological development scale, and 3 other measures of development. In addition, each infant was home tested by an examiner whose notes were later translated into a 4-point scoring system and added to information supplied by the infant's mother. Data were analyzed using the sign test, and the relationship between home stimulation and developmental items was analyzed through point-biserial correlations. Results indicated that slum infants show slower development at a much earlier age than previously suspected, suggesting that compensatory programs should start earlier than 3 years of age. It also appears that, contrary to accepted hypotheses, over-stimulation during infancy may be more detrimental than under-stimulation as an environmental factor. This paper was delivered to the biennial meeting of the society for research in child development in new york, march 29 - april 1, 1967. (ms)
Basic research ( file )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Applied and policy issues ( file )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
 
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Wachs, T. D.
Wachs, T. D. 1941-
Wachs, T. D. (Theodore D.), 1941-
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