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The Nature-Nurture Debate : The Essential Readings - Stephen J. Ceci

The Nature-Nurture Debate

The Essential Readings

By: Stephen J. Ceci (Editor), Wendy M. Williams (Editor)

Paperback Published: 21st January 2000
ISBN: 9780631217398
Number Of Pages: 308

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The Nature/Nurture Debate: The Essential Readings provides students with a selection of some of the key articles by key researchers in this core area of developmental psychology.

"...this is an excellent book that provides a valuable introduction to the nature-nurture debate...Ceci and Williams have selected papers...which are...thorough, thought-provoking and wide-ranging...Every chapter is stimulating, and the range of topics covered gives an indication of how important it is for psychologists to understand the subtle interplay between genetic and environmental factors in development. The book is also pleasingly presented and has clear charts, diagrams and tables. It is a book that I hope will find a wide readership." The Psychologist, December 2000

Acknowledgements.

Introduction Born vs. Made: Nature-Nurture in the New Millennium (Stephen J. Ceci and Wendy M. Williams).

PART I: FETAL INFLUENCES ON LATER DEVELOPMENT.

1. War Babies (Jared Diamond).

2. Prenatal Loss of Father and Psychiatric Disorders (Matti O. Huttunen and Pekka Niskanen).

3. Prenatal Development of Monozygotic Twins and Concordance for Schizophrenia (James O. Davis, Jeanne A. Phelps and Stefan Bracha).

PART II: BOY OR GIRL? ACQUIRING GENDER IDENTITY.

4. Sex Reassignment at Birth (Milton Diamond and H. Keith Sigmundson).

5. Gender Role Change with Puberty (Julianne Imperato-McGinley, Ralph E. Peterson, Robert Stroller and Willard E. Goodwin).

PART III: SOCIAL AND PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT.

6. How to Succeed in Childhood (Judith Rich Harris).

7. Genes, Environment, and Personality (Thomas J. Bouchard).

PART IV: INFANCY AND EARLY CHILDHOOD INFLUENCES ON IQ DEVELOPMENT.

8. Developmental Catch-up, and Deficit, Following Adoption after Severe Global Early Privation (Michael Rutter and the English and Romanian Adoptees (ERA) study team).

9. Early Experience and the Life Path (Ann Clarke and Alan Clarke).

10. Prevention of Intellectual Disabilities: Early Interventions to Improve Cognitive Development (Craig. T. Ramey and Sharon Landesman Ramey).

PART V: LATER INFLUENCES ON IQ DEVELOPMENT.

11. Schooling and Intelligence (Stephen J. Ceci).

12. The Genetics of Cognitive Abilities and Disabilities (Robert Plomin and John C. DeFries).

PART VI: BECOMING AN EXPERT - TRAINING OR TALENT?.

13. Expert Performance: Its Structure and Acquisition (K. Anders Ericsson and Neil Charness).

14. Innate Talents: Reality or Myth (Michael J. A. Howe, Jane W. Davidson and John A. Sloboda).

Subject Index.

ISBN: 9780631217398
ISBN-10: 0631217398
Series: Essential Readings in Developmental Psychology
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 21st January 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 228.0 x 154.93  x 17.1
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1