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Nature and Nurture during Infancy and Early Childhood - Robert Plomin

Nature and Nurture during Infancy and Early Childhood

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Published: 29th July 1988
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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.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Individual differences and group differences
Quantitative genetics as the basis for a general theory of individual differences
The Colorado Adoption Project
Transitions and changes: description and prediction
Transitions and changes: genetic and environmental etiologies
Introduction to model fitting
Fitting sibling and parent-offspring models in the Colorado Adoption Project
Interactions
Genotype-environment correlation
Genetics and measures of the family environment: the nature of nurture
Conclusions
References
Indexes
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ISBN: 9780521343701
ISBN-10: 0521343704
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 29th July 1988
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.66