Determinants of Behavioral Development - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125047500, 9781483261065

Determinants of Behavioral Development

1st Edition

Editors: F. J. Mönks Willard W. Hartup Jan de Wit
eBook ISBN: 9781483261065
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1972
Page Count: 686
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Determinants of Behavioral Development documents the proceedings of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development’s first symposium at the University of Nijmegen in The Netherlands, 4 July 1971. The symposium was planned under the general theme ""Genetic and Social Influences on Psychological Development."" Perhaps the major contribution of the Nijmegen Symposium, and of this volume, is the establishment of a new linkage between European and American research in developmental psychology. This volume contains 64 papers organized into eight parts. The papers in Part I deal with issues of research strategy. Part II presents studies on biological determinants of development. Part III examines cultural and societal factors in development while Part IV focuses on the concepts of deprivation and enrichment. Part V presents selected studies on infants. Part VI investigates cognitive process in child development. Part VII contains papers on socialization themes while Part VIII takes up adult development.

Table of Contents



I. Issues of Research Strategy

Can the Longitudinal Method Be Applied to Psychological Studies of Human Development?

The Place of Longitudinal Methods in the Study of Development

Exploratory Studies in Cognitive Development

An Analysis of Methodological Barriers to Cognitive Assessment of Preschool Children

The Taxonomy of Tasks

The Critical Need for Methodological Consistency in Field and Laboratory Studies

Psychological Studies on Twins: a Test-Analytical Approach

II. Biological Determinants of Development

Genetic Variations on the Hominid Theme: Individual, Sex, and Ethnic Differences

Development in Psychological Twin Research

Variability of Intraclass Correlations in Twins

On Status and Developmental Rate in Certain Human Characteristics: Preliminary Findings from a Follow-up Study of Twins and Unrelated Coevals

Sexual Dimorphism: Its Significance in Human Development

The Relation between Genetic Factors and Social Influence in Psychosexual Development during Adolescence

Socio-Biological Influences on Children's Development

Genetic and Social Factors in the Development of the Handicapped Normal Child

III. Cultural and Societal Factors in Development

Social Class and Human Development

The Changing Individual in the Changing Society

Culture and Development

Realism of Self-Appraisal and School Achievement in Eight Countries

Cross-Cultural Design in the Study of Structural Aspects of Development during Middle and Later Adulthood

Some Socio-Demographic Correlates of Measured Intelligence in Iran

IV. The Concepts of Deprivation and Enrichment

Enrichment and Deprivation: towards a Conceptual and Empirical Differentiation of the Early Environment

Personalities of Deprived Children

Deficiency Conditions of Stimulation and the Reversal of Their Effects via Enrichment

Problems and Issues in the Study of Deprivation and Enrichment

Intellectual Development and Stimulation in Early Childhood: an Investigation of the Irreversibility of the Learning Process

Ontogenetic Contributions to Aggressive Behavior

The Later Outcome of Early Care by the Mother and Substitute Daily Regimes

Educational Television Programs for Young Children: a Matter of Concern for Those Involved in Early Education

V. The Infant: Selected Studies

A Twin Study of Infant-Mother Interaction

Electronic Recording of Behavioral Interaction

Information Processing and Human Newborn Heart Rate Response

Some Social Responses of Infants and Mothers in Three Israeli Child-Rearing Environments: Bedouin, Kibbutz, and Urban Middle-Class

Mothers and Fathers, Girls and Boys: Attachment Behavior in the One-Year-Old

Individual Differences in Play Behavior: a Mathematical Analysis

Patterns of Vocal and Gestural Imitation in Infants

Variations in Perceptual Responses of Infants and Their Correlates in Level of Intelligence and Emotional Behavior in Later Childhood

Detection of Cross-Stage Relations between Transition Periods in which the Form of Behavior Differs Markedly: Approaches Used and Findings from a Longitudinal Study of the Newborn and Preschool Periods

VI. Cognitive Processes in Child Development

Psychophysical Error of Anticipation and the Method of Limits: a Developmental Analysis

An Inquiry into the Development of Systematic Thinking

A Study in the Use of the Longitudinal Method for Investigating the Verbal Behavior of Children of Preschool Age

On the Effectiveness of Different Action-Regulating Influences in the Development of Behavior in Preschool Children

Subjective Randomization: a Developmental Study

Development of the Number Lexicon in Young Children

The Development of Representational Competence

The Acquisition of Conservation through Social Interaction

The Development of Map Reading Abilities: a Cross-Cultural Perspective

The Influence of Interindividual Communication on Problem Solving

A Two Stage Theory of Cognitive Development

Mediation and Representation

A Critical Investigation of the Development of Learning Abilities

Egocentrism in Normal and Pathological Childhood Development

Creative Ability over a Five-Year Span: a Longitudinal Investigation

Strategies in Learning Structure: a Comparative Analysis of Normal Children and Children with Learning Difficulties

VII. Socialization Themes

Prague Study on Children Born from Unwanted Pregnancies

Structure of Social Interaction in Preschool Children: Stability over Time and Relation to Concurrent and Contingently Antecedent and Consequent Behavior

Early Sex Differences as Indicators of Genetic Influences in Socialization

Developmental Changes in the Patterning of Socio-Emotional and Intellectual Functioning

The Education Apperception Test

VIII. Studies of Adult Development

Age Differences in Dogmatism: Actual and Perceived

The Stug Project (Studies of the Generation Gap)

Enrichment and Deprivation in Old Age

Educational and Occupational Aspirations in Women: a Retrospective and Prospective Study

Intellectual Abilities at Age 40 Years in Relation to the Early Family Environment

Subject Index


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About the Editor

F. J. Mönks

Affiliations and Expertise

Center for the Study of Giftedness, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Willard W. Hartup

Jan de Wit

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