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Nature, Nurture, and the Transition to Early
                        Adolescence
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Nature, Nurture, and the Transition to Early Adolescence

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

Abstract

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 fr ... More

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

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780195157475
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157475.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen A. Petrill, editor
Pennsylvania State University, USA

Robert Plomin, editor
Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK

John C. DeFries, editor
University of Colorado, USA

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Front Matter

1 Nature, Nurture, and Adolescent Development

Stephen A. Petrill, Robert Plomin, John C. Defries, and John K. Hewitt

2 Developmental Analysis of IQ

E. G. Bishop, Stacey S. Cherny, and John K. Hewitt

3 Multivariate Parent-Offspring Analyses of Specific Cognitive Abilities

Maricela Alarcón, Robert Plomin, Robin P. Corley, and John C. Defries

10 Loneliness during the Transition to Early Adolescence

Shirley Mcguire, and Jeanie Clifford

11 Genetic Influences on Temperament in Early Adolescence

Jeffrey R. Gagne, Kimberly J. Saudino, and Stacey S. Cherny

16 Maternal Reports of Differential Treatment during Early Adolescence

Rebecca Hobson, Beth Manke, and Shirley Mcguire

17 Genetic Influences on Life Events in Middle Childhood and Early Adolescence

Kimberly J. Saudino, Jeffrey R. Gagne, and Madeline Becker

19 Conclusions

Stephen A. Petrill, Robert Plomin, John C. Defries, and John K. Hewitt