Nature, Nurture, and the Transition to Early Adolescence

Nature, Nurture, and the Transition to Early Adolescence

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Some of the most intriguing issues in the study of cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development arise in the debate over nature versus nurture; a debate difficult to resolve because it is difficult to separate the respective contributions of genes and environment to development. The most powerful approach to this separation is through longitudinal adoption studies. The Colorado Adoption Project (CAP) is the only longitudinal adoption study in existence examining development continuously from birth to adolescence, which makes it a unique, powerful, and tremendously valuable resource. CAP is an ongoing assessment of 245 adopted children and 245 biological control children assessed from birth to early adolescence. This book is the fourth in a series describing CAP results. This latest volume, edited by four eminent researchers in developmental psychology, builds on the large body of research already generated by investigating the role of genes and environments on early adolescent more

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  • Hardback | 342 pages
  • 155.4 x 238.8 x 27.2mm | 675.86g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • numerous figures and tables
  • 0195157478
  • 9780195157475

Table of contents

1. Nature, Nurture and Adolescent Development: An Introduction ; 2. Developmental Analysis of IQ ; 3. Multivariate Parent-Offspring Analyses of Specific Cognitive Abilities ; 4. Etiology of the Stability of Reading Performance from 7 to 12 Years of Age and Its Possible Mediation by IQ ; 5. Memory Ability During Middle Childhood and Early Adolescence in the Colorado Adoption Project ; 6. Somatic Complaints from Early Childhood to Early Adolescence ; 7. Teacher and Mother Ratings of Attention Problems ; 8. Adopted and Nonadopted Adolescents' Adjustment ; 9. Stability and Change in Internalizing Problems in the Transition to Early Adolescence: Genetic and Environmental Influences ; 10. Loneliness During the Transition to Early Adolescence ; 11. Genetic Influences on Temperament in Early Adolescence: A Multimethod Perspective ; 12. Links between Temperament and Behaviour Problems in Early Adolescence ; 13. Using the Social Relations Model to Examine Correlates of Adolescent Humour: The Role of Temperament and Well-Being ; 14. Effects of Prenatal Smoking on 12-year-old Children's Cognitive and Behavioural Problems and Negative Family Environments ; 15. A Genetic Analysis of Extremes in Externalizing Behavioural Problems and Negative Family Environments ; 16. Maternal Reports of Differential Treatment During Early Adolescence: A Longitudinal Study of Genetic Influences and Links to Child Well-Being ; 17. Genetic Influences on Life Events in Middle Childhood and Early Adolescence ; 18. The Developmental Trajectory of Genotype-Environment Correlation in Early Adolescence ; 19. Conclusionsshow more

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