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Title Infancy to early childhood : genetic and environmental influences on developmental change / edited by Robert N. Emde, John K. Hewitt ; section editors, Jerome Kagan [and others].
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.

Subject Twins -- Psychology.
Twins -- Longitudinal studies.
Nature and nurture -- Longitudinal studies.
Child psychology.
Toddlers -- Psychology.
Twins -- genetics.
Child, Preschool.
Twins -- psychology.
Child Development.
Longitudinal Studies.
Twin Studies as Topic.
Alt Name Emde, Robert N.
Hewitt, John K.
Kagan, Jerome.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 393 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Dynamics of development in a unique multidisciplinary collaboration / Robert N. Emde -- Twin method : what we can learn from a longitudinal study / John K. Hewitt, Robert N. Emde, & Robert Plomin -- Conduct of the study : sample and procedures / Joann L. Robinson, Jude McGrath, & Robin P. Corley -- Structure of temperament / Jerome Kagan -- Extremes analyses of observed temperament dimensions / Beth Manke, Kimberly J. Saudino, & Julia D. Grant -- Parental ratings of temperament in twins ; Sources of continuity and change in observed temperament / Kimberly J. Saudino & Stacey S. Cherny -- Behavioral inhibition and related temperaments / Jerome Kagan & Kimberly J. Saudino -- Emotional development in the twin study / Joann L. Robinson & Robert N. Emde -- Reactions to restraint and anger-related expressions during the second year / Robert N. Emde [and others] -- Empathy and prosocial patterns in young MZ and DZ twins : development and genetic and environmental influences / Carolyn Zahn-Waxler [and others] -- Dispositional cheerfulness : early genetic and environmental influences / Joann L. Robinson, Robert N. Emde, & Robin P. Corley -- Cognitive development, cognitive abilities, and modularity / David W. Fulker & Robert Plomin.
Experimental assessment of specific cognitive abilities during the second year of life / Steven M. Wilson [and others] -- Continuity and change in general cognitive ability from 14 to 36 months / Stacey S. Cherny [and others] -- Language and cognition / Susan Young [and others] -- Context and specificity of individual differences and their origins / Robert N. Emde -- Mothers' perceptions of differential treatment of infant twins / Shirley McGuire & Anne-Catherine Roch-Levecq -- Relationship context as a moderator of sources of individual differences in empathic development / Joann L. Robinson, Carolyn Zahn-Waxler, & Robert N. Emde -- Development of observed shyness from 14 to 20 months : shyness in context / Stacey S. Cherny [and others] -- Perinatal effects on general cognitive ability, weight, height, and temperament / Charles Martin & Scott L. Hershberger -- Height, weight, and body mass index / Marcie L. Chambers [and others] -- Temperament, mental development, and language in the transition from infancy to early childhood / Lorraine F. Kubicek, Robert N. Emde, & Stephanie Schmitz -- Early predictors of problem behavior at age four / Stephanie Schmitz [and others] -- Experiment in collaborative science / Robert Plomin [and others].
Summary 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 the longitudinal 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 logitudinal twin study to date. The goal of such an in-depth study was not to merely provide thorough descriptions of developmental change b.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780195344066 (electronic bk.)
0195344065 (electronic bk.)
9780195130126 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
019513012X (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
OCLC # 59150555
Additional Format Print version: Infancy to early childhood. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001 019513012X (DLC) 00022514 (OCoLC)43474747

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