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Colorado Adoption Project

Works: 7 works in 14 publications in 1 language and 1,536 library holdings
Genres: Longitudinal studies 
Classifications: BF341, 155.422
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    Nature, nurture, and the transition to early adolescence ( Book )
    7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 634 libraries worldwide
    LB 49.50
    Origins of individual differences in infancy : the Colorado Adoption Project by Robert Plomin( Book )
    2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 399 libraries worldwide
    Nature and nurture during middle childhood by J. C DeFries( Book )
    1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 381 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
    Multivariate path analysis of specific cognitive abilities in the Colorado Adoption Project by Lon R Cardon( Archival Material )
    1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
    Colorado Adoption Project : [newsletter] by Colorado Adoption Project( serial )
    in English and held by 1 library worldwide
    Structural models for the development of specific cognitive abilities in the Colorado Adoption Project by Stacey Shawn Cherny( Archival Material )
    1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
    Nature and nurture during infancy and early childhood by Robert Plomin( file )
    1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 0 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
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