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Nature, Nurture, and the Transition to Early Adolescence

Edited by Stephen A. Petrill, Robert Plomin, John C. DeFries and John K. Hewitt

Published in print May 2003 | ISBN: 9780195157475
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199848065 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157475.001.0001
Nature, Nurture, and the Transition to Early
                        Adolescence

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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. The most 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 valuable resource. 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 the large body of research already generated by investigating the role of genes and environments on early adolescent development.

Keywords: nature; nurture; development; genes; environment; longitudinal adoption studies; Colorado Adoption Project; early adolescence; developmental psychology

Book.  342 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Developmental Psychology

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Nature, Nurture, and Adolescent Development in Nature, Nurture, and the Transition to Early Adolescence

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Developmental Analysis of IQ in Nature, Nurture, and the Transition to Early Adolescence

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Multivariate Parent-Offspring Analyses of Specific Cognitive Abilities in Nature, Nurture, and the Transition to Early Adolescence

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Somatic Complaints from Early Childhood to Early Adolescence in Nature, Nurture, and the Transition to Early Adolescence

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Teacher and Mother Ratings of Attention Problems in Nature, Nurture, and the Transition to Early Adolescence

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Adopted and Nonadopted Adolescents’ Adjustment in Nature, Nurture, and the Transition to Early Adolescence

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Stability and Change in Internalizing Problems in the Transition to Early Adolescence in Nature, Nurture, and the Transition to Early Adolescence

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Loneliness during the Transition to Early Adolescence in Nature, Nurture, and the Transition to Early Adolescence

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