Longitudinal Research on Individual Development: Present Status and Future Perspectives (European Network on Longitudinal Studies on Individual Devel) (Paperback)

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By David Magnusson (Editor), Paul Casaer (Editor)
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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, emphasizing 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. 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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780521034531
ISBN-10: 0521034531
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: December 14th, 2006
Pages: 268
Language: English
Series: European Network on Longitudinal Studies on Individual Devel