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Longitudinal research is an essential element in the investigation of human development over time, with considerable advantages over more widely used cross-sectional research designs. This book examines the scope for longitudinal studies in a range of developmental fields, emphasising the advantages of this approach for the investigation of causal mechanisms and processes and the dynamics of development over the life-span. It also discusses methodological issues and some of the practical and ethical problems that longitudinal research may present. The distinguished contributors review normal…mehr

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Longitudinal research is an essential element in the investigation of human development over time, with considerable advantages over more widely used cross-sectional research designs. This book examines the scope for longitudinal studies in a range of developmental fields, emphasising the advantages of this approach for the investigation of causal mechanisms and processes and the dynamics of development over the life-span. It also discusses methodological issues and some of the practical and ethical problems that longitudinal research may present. The distinguished contributors review normal and disordered development in the emotional, cognitive and social domains, including valuable discussions of gene-environment interactions, the maturation of the human brain, and issues relating to aging.

Table of contents:
1. Human ontogeny: a longitudinal perspective David Magnusson; 2. Genes, experience and development Sandra Scarr; 3. The human brain and longitudinal research in human development Paul Casaer; 4. Longitudinal research and a biology of human brain development and behaviour Verne S. Caviness, Jr.; 5. Cognitive, social and emotional development F. E. Weinert and W. Schneider; 6. Developmental psychopathology some historical and current perspectives Norman Garmezy; 7. Developmental psychopathogy as a research perspective Michael Rutter; 8. Longitudinal research on human aging: the power of combining real-time microgenetic and simulation approaches Andreas Kruse; 9. Development, aging and control: empirical and theoretical issues Jochen Brandtstadter; 10. Some methodological issues in longitudinal research: looking ahead Lars R. Bergman; 11. The longitudinal research approach and its ethics Bertil Torestad and Paul Casaer.

This book examines the scope for longitudinal studies in a range of developmental fields, emphasising the advantages of this approach for the investigation of causal mechanisms and processes and the dynamics of development over the life-span.

This book examines the scope for longitudinal studies in a range of developmental fields.