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Longitudinal Research on Individual Development : Present Status and Future Perspectives - David Magnusson

Longitudinal Research on Individual Development

Present Status and Future Perspectives

By: David Magnusson (Editor), Paul Casaer (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 26th November 1993
ISBN: 9780521434782
Number Of Pages: 268

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Longitudinal research is an essential element in the investigation of human development over time, with considerable advantages over more widely used cross-sectional research designs. This book examines the scope for longitudinal studies in a range of developmental fields, emphasising the advantages of this approach for the investigation of causal mechanisms and processes and the dynamics of development over the life-span. It also discusses methodological issues and some of the practical and ethical problems that longitudinal research may present. The distinguished contributors review normal and disordered development in the emotional, cognitive and social domains, including valuable discussions of gene-environment interactions, the maturation of the human brain, and issues relating to aging.

"...many chapters serve as excellent summaries and integrations of work spanning entire careers. Individuals new to longitudinal research in developmental psychology will be rewarded with a state-of-the-art introduction to the breadth and depth of longitudinal research on individual development." Richard Schulz and Jason Newsom, Contemporary Psychology "...successful in presenting the variety of longitudinal research, issues concerning longitudinal studies, the variety of the study areas in which this method of research is most used, and, most importantly, the suitability of this methodology in studies of development...This [book] gives an excellent overview ofthe current research in human development, as well as hope for additional research using the power and the variety of longitudinal research." Michelle Kim-Leff, American Journal of Psychology

List of principal contributors
Foreword
Preface
Human ontogeny: a longitudinal perspective
Genes, experience and development
The human brain and longitudinal research in human development
Longitudinal research and a biology of human brain development and behaviour
Cognitive, social and emotional development
Developmental psychopathology some historical and current perspectives
Developmental psychopathogy as a research perspective
Longitudinal research on human aging: the power of combining real-time microgenetic and simulation approaches
Development, aging and control: empirical and theoretical issues
Some methodological issues in longitudinal research: looking ahead Lars
The longitudinal research approach and its ethics
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ISBN: 9780521434782
ISBN-10: 0521434785
Series: European Network on Longitudinal Studies on Individual Deve
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 26th November 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.52