Infancy to Early Childhood: Genetic and Environmental Influences on Developmental Change by Robert N. EmdeInfancy to Early Childhood: Genetic and Environmental Influences on Developmental Change by Robert N. Emde

Infancy to Early Childhood: Genetic and Environmental Influences on Developmental Change

EditorRobert N. Emde, John K. Hewitt

Hardcover | March 15, 2001

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Behavioral genetics is a fast-growing, multidisciplinary field which attempts to explain the influence of genetic and environmental factors on behavior through the lifespan. The preferred investigative technique for teasing out the differences between genetics and the environment is thelongitudinal twin study. This book is the first complete publication from the MacArthur Longitudinal Twin Study (MALTS) that is by far the most ambitious and comprehensive longitudinal twin study to date. The goal of such an in-depth study was not to merely provide thorough descriptions ofdevelopmental change between the ages of one and three years, but to offer an original theoretical framework that explains how change occurs in different domains and how genetics and the environment influence those changes. This rigorous study will set the agenda for developmental psychology andbehavioral genetics for decades to come.
Robert N. Emde is at University of Colorado Health Science Center, Denver. John K. Hewitt is at University of Colorado, Boulder.
Title:Infancy to Early Childhood: Genetic and Environmental Influences on Developmental ChangeFormat:HardcoverPublished:March 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019513012X

ISBN - 13:9780195130126

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Table of Contents

ContributorsPart I. Introduction1. Robert N. Emde: The Dynamics of Development in a Unique Multidisciplinary Collaboration2. John K. Hewitt et al: The Twin Method: What We Can Learn from a Longitudinal Study3. Joann L. Robinson et al: The Conduct of the Study: sample and ProceduresPart II. Temperament4. Jerome Kagan: The Structure of Teperament5. Beth Manke et al: Extremes Analyses of Observed Teperament Dimensions6. Kimberly J. Saudino and Stacey S. Cherny: Parental Ratings of Teperament in Twins7. Kimberly J. Saudino and Stacey S. Cherny: Sources of Continuity and Change in Observed Temperament8. Jerome Kagan and Kimberly J. Saudino: Behavioral inhibition and Related TemperamentsPart III Emotion9. Joan L. Robinson and Robert N. Emde: Emotional Development in the Twin Study10. Robert N. Emde et al: Reactions to Restraint and Anger-Related Expressions during the Second Year11. Carolyn Zahn-Waxler et al: Empathy and Prosocial Patterns in Young MZ and DZ Twins: Development and Genetic and Environmental Influences12. Joann L. Robinson et al: Dispositional Cheerfulness: Early Genetic and Environmental InfluencesPart IV Cognition13. David W. Fulker and Robert Plomin: Cognition Development, Congiative Abilities, and Modularity14. Steven M. Wilson et al: Experimental Assessment of Specific Cognitive Abilities during the Second Year of Life15. Stacey S. Cherny et al: Continuity and Change in General Cognitive Ability from 14 to 36 Months16. Susan Young et al: Language and CognitionPart V. Environmental Contributions and Cross-Domain Integrations17. Robert N. Emde: Context and Specificity of Individual Differences and Their Origins18. Shirly McGuire and Anne-Catherine Roch-Levecq: Mothers' Perceptions of Differential Treatment of Infat Twins19. Joann L. Robinson: Relationship Context as a Moderator of Sources of Individual Differences in Empathic Development20. Stacey S. Cherny: The Development of Observed Shyness from 14 to 20 Months: Shyness in Context21. Charles Martin and Scott Hershberger: Perinatal Effects on General Cognitive Ability, Weight, Height and Temperament22. Marcie L. Chambers et al: Height, Weight, and Body Mass Index23. Lorraine F. Kubicek: Temperament, Mental Development, and Language in the Transition from Infancy to Early Childhood24. Stephanie Schmitz et al: Early Predictors of Problem Behavior at Age FourPart VI Major Themes and Conclusions25. Robert Plomin et al: An Experiment in Collaborative ScienceIndex

Editorial Reviews

"In this first volume resulting from the MacArthur Longitudinal Twin Study (MLTS), Emde and Hewitt adeptly organized reams of data comparing genetic and environmental influences on developmental changes into six parts and 25 succinct chapters. . .Despite the many contributors to this work(most respected in the field) and the highly technical nature of some of the analyses, the book is a superb illustration of how sound research is conducted and written about. Graduate students through professionals."--CHOICE