Nature, Nurture, and the Transition to Early Adolescence

Hardcover | August 11, 2003

EditorStephen A. Petrill, Robert Plomin, Defries, John C.

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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. Themost 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 valuableresource. 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 thelarge body of research already generated by investigating the role of genes and environments on early adolescent development. Because it is the only volume on the most comprehensive investigation of the effect of genes and environments on early adolescent development, this work will be invaluable toresearchers in developmental, cognitive, and social psychology.

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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. Themost powerful approach to this separation is...

Stephen A. Petrill is at Pennsylvania State University. Robert Plomin is at Institute of Psychiatry, London.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:344 pages, 6.3 × 9.29 × 1.3 inPublished:August 11, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780195157475

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Contributors1. Stephen A. Petrill, Robert Plomin, John C. DeFries, and John K. Hewitt: Nature, Nurture, and Adolescent Development: An Introduction2. E. G. Bishop, Stacey S. Cherny, and John K. Hewitt: Developmental Analysis of IQ3. Maricela Alarcon, Robert Plomin, Robin P. Corley, and John C. DeFries: Multivariate Parent-Offspring Analyses of Specific Cognitive Abilities4. Sally J. Wadsworth and John C. DeFries: Etiology of the Stability of Reading Performance from 7 to 12 Years of Age and Its Possible Mediation by IQ5. Stephen A. Petrill and Sally-Ann Rhea: Memory Ability during Middle Childhood and Early Adolescence in the Colorado Adoption Project6. Nicholas Giardino and Richard Rende: Somatic Complaints from Early Childhood to Early Adolescence7. Stephanie Schmitz: Teacher and Mother Ratings of Attention Problems8. Alessandra C. Iervolino: Adopted and Nonadopted Adolescents' Adjustment9. Kirby Deater-Deckard and Shirley McGuire: Stability and Change in Internalizing Problems in the Transition to Early Adolescence: Genetic and Environmental Influences10. Shirley McGuire and Jeanie Clifford: Loneliness during the Transition to Early Adolescence11. Jeffrey R. Gagne, Kimberly J. Saudino, and Stacey S. Cherny: Genetic Influences on Temperament in Early Adolescence: A Multimethod Perspective12. Stephanie Schmitz and Kimberly J. Saudino: Links between Temperament and Behavior Problems in Early Adolescence13. Beth Manke and Coleen Carlson: Using the Social Relations Model to Examine Correlates of Adolescent Humor: The Role of Temperament and Well-Being14. Michelle Ward and Laura A. Baker: Effects of Prenatal Smoking on 12-Year-Old Children's Cognitive and Behavioral Outcomes15. Kirby Deater-Deckard: A Genetic Analysis of Extremes in Externalizing Behavioral Problems and Negative Family Environments16. Rebecca Hobson, Beth Manke, and Shirley McGuire: Maternal Reports of Differential Treatment during Early Adolescence: A Longitudinal Study of Genetic Influences and Links to Child Well-Being17. Kimberly J. Saudino, Jeffrey R. Gagne, and Madeline Becker: Genetic Influences on Life Events in Middle Childhood and Early Adolescence18. Erica L. Spotts and Jenae M. Neiderhiser: The Developmental Trajectory of Genotype-Environment Correlation in Early Adolescence19. Stephen A. Petrill, Robert Plomin, John C. DeFries, and John K. Hewitt: ConclusionsNames IndexSubject Index