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Methods and Models for Studying the Individual

Methods and Models for Studying the Individual

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Robert B. Cairns - Communications, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Lars R. Bergman - Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Jerome Kagan - Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations and Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

August 1998 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
How can the richness of individual lives be captured by the objective methods and statistical analyses of developmental research? Some of the leaders in developmental research pursue the answers to this question in this book. Each chapter is followed by a commentary and discussion by Marian Radke Yarrow.
Robert B Cairns, Jerome Kagan and Lars R Bergman
Lawfulness in Individual Development
Robert A Hinde
Through Categories towards Individuals
Attempting To Tease Apart the Data

David Magnusson
The Logic and Implications of a Person-Oriented Approach
Jerome Kagan, Nancy Snidman and Doreen Arcus
The Value of Extreme Groups
Lars R Bergman
A Pattern-Orientated Approach to Studying Individual Development
Snapshots and Processes

Joan Stevenson-Hinde
The Individual in Context
Richard W Robins, Oliver P John and Avshalom Caspi
The Typological Approach to Studying Personality
Lea Pulkkinen
Levels of Longitudinal Data Differing in Complexity and the Study of Continuity in Personality Characteristics
Rolf Loeber et al
A Prospective Replication of Developmental Pathways in Disruptive and Delinquent Behavior
Sir Michael Rutter et al
Retrospective Recall Recalled
Robert B Cairns and Philip C Rodkin
Phenomena Regained
From Configurations to Pathways


"This is a path-breaking volume with which every serious student and investigator of human development needs to be familiar." 

Urie Bronfenbrenner
Professor, Department of Human Development, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

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ISBN: 9780761914525