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The development of the person; the Minnesota study of risk and adaptation from birth to adulthood.


The development of the person; the Minnesota study of risk and adaptation from birth to adulthood.

Ed. by L. Alan Sroufe et al.

Guilford Pr.


384 pages




Intended for researchers, practitioners, and graduate students, this volume presents a coherent view of the individual's development from birth to adulthood. Sroufe et al (all U. of Minnesota) have spent 30 years on this comprehensive examination of children in their families, studying 180 children who were born into poverty, from the time of their birth through age 28. The book is divided into three sections, the first on understanding development, with information on comprehensive longitudinal research, an outline of the study, the conceptual and theoretical supports, and methods of assessment and follow-up. The second section addresses development and adaptation throughout infancy, childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood. The third section is on development and psychopathology, including early experience and later emotional disturbance, clinical implications, and ongoing issues in social relationships. Appendices contain interview questions, a life stress scale, and outlines of longitudinal study assessments.

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Date:Nov 1, 2005
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