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Plomin, Robert 1948-

Works: 99 works in 440 publications in 7 languages and 11,522 library holdings
Genres: Longitudinal studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Editor, Commentator, Other, Contributor
Classifications: QH457, 155.7
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert Plomin
Behavioral genetics, a primer by Robert Plomin( Book )

95 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides an overview of human and animal behavioral genetics and examines the crossroads where the fields of psychology, psychiatry, and genetics intersect
Separate lives : why siblings are so different by Judy Dunn( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why do two children reared in the same family turn out to be so different? Through lively research examples the authors examine the cause of sisbling differences and, in the process, overturn much of the prevailing wisdom on the roles of nature and nurture in development
Nature, nurture, & psychology( Book )

23 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relationship code : deciphering genetic and social influences on adolescent development by David Reiss( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Relationship Code presents a unique theory of genetic influence while highlighting the social processes in the family that are of great importance for adolescents. These ideas, which will refresh our conceptions of psychological development, are based on the analysis of a twelve-year longitudinal study of the influence of both family relationships and genetic factors on adolescent development. The sample consisted of 720 pairs of same-sex adolescent siblings and their parents. The pairs included six different sibling types of differing degrees of biological relationship, from monozygotic twins at one extreme - siblings who are genetically identical - to genetically unrelated step-siblings at the other."--Jacket
Nature and nurture during infancy and early childhood by Robert Plomin( Book )

22 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In light of work by quantitative geneticists, the authors reconsider the interaction of heredity and environment in the development of individual differences during infancy and early childhood. Quantitative genetics offers a general theory of the development of individual differences that suggests novel concepts and research strategies: the idea that genetic influences operate in age-to-age change as well as in continuity, for example. Quantitative genetics also provides powerful methods to address questions of change and continuity which are helpfully introduced in this study. Longitudinal quantitative genetic research is essential to the understanding of developmental change and continuity. The largest and longes longitudinal adoption study is the Colorado Adoption Project, which has generated much of the rich data on the progress from infancy to early childhood on which the authors draw throughout the book
Nature and nurture : an introduction to human behavioral genetics by Robert Plomin( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behavioral genetics in the postgenomic era by Robert Plomin( Book )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The goal of this book is to assess the status of genetic research on behavior. The contributors assess progress and promise in both quantitative genetic analysis and molecular genetic analysis of behavior. Particularly significant is a new generation of genetic markers that has made it possible to identify genes for complex quantitative traits. These traits are influenced by multiple genes (QTLs) as well as by multiple environmental factors. The QTL perspective suggests that genetic variation is normal and has implications for thinking about mental illness, which has come to be seen as abnormal extremes of quantitative traits. The book focuses on those aspects of behavior about which behavioral genetics reveals the most. These include cognitive abilities and disabilities, personality, psychopathology, and psychopharmacology. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
A temperament theory of personality development by Arnold H Buss( Book )

19 editions published between 1974 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Temperament : early developing personality traits by Arnold H Buss( Book )

17 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1984, this title looks at the development of temperament in early life. At the time of publication there were three major perspectives on temperament: paediatrics, individual differences in infants, and inherited personality traits that appear in early life. Whatever the diversity of these perspectives, they converge on personality traits that develop early in life, hence the title of this book. The authors start by looking at the main research in this field, then go on to discuss their own approach to temperament, building on their original theory from 1975.
Separate social worlds of siblings : the impact of nonshared environment on development by E. Mavis Hetherington( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most notable findings in contemporary behavior genetics is that children growing up in the same family are not very comparable. Findings suggest that in order to understand individual differences between siblings it is necessary to examine not only the shared experiences but also the differences in experiences of children growing up in the same family. In the past decade a group of investigators has begun to examine the contributions of genetics, and both shared and nonshared environment to development. As with many new research endeavors, this has proven to be a difficult task with
Genetics and experience : the interplay between nature and nurture by Robert Plomin( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origins of individual differences in infancy : the Colorado Adoption Project by Robert Plomin( Book )

11 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Study of temperament : changes, continuities, and challenges by Robert Plomin( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Published in 1986
Nature and nurture during middle childhood by J. C DeFries( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What are the origins of individual differences? Virtually no one studying human development today sees the nature/nurture question as an either-or one. However, very few developmental researchers as yet appreciate the extent to which it is now possible to map genetic influences in a range of domains from cognitive functioning to temperament all through the childhood years. (For example, although there is substantial genetic continuity for measures of general cognitive ability from infancy to early childhood, new genetic influences emerge to affect IQ in middle childhood, when specific cognitive abilities also begin to differentiate.) Even fewer developmental researchers appreciate the startling way in which expressions of the child's genetic endowment appear to affect what we have been accustomed to thinking of as stable environmental forces. In this book, three leading international authorities on behavior genetics and their collaborators present the most recent findings from the landmark Colorado Adoption Project. This first large-scale, longitudinal adoption study, launched in 1975, tracked the children, biological and adoptive parents, and home environments of 245 adoptive families and 245 matched non-adoptive families. Its design facilitated analyses of genetic and environmental influences on development of unparalleled scope and diversity - via both parent-offspring and sibling comparisons, and longitudinal and multivariate assessments. Following two introductory chapters, the authors focus successively on general and specific cognitive abilities, school achievement, language disorders, personality, stress, body size and obesity, motoric development, sex differences, competence, and family relationships. Before summarizing and concluding, they then turn to issues like the meaning of "shared" environment, the correlations and interactions between "nature" and "nurture," and the practical implications of the findings for adoption policy. Nature and Nurture During Middle Childhood will be crucial reading for every serious developmental researcher
Development, genetics, and psychology by Robert Plomin( Book )

10 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conceptualization and measurement of organism-environment interaction( Book )

21 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book examining the paradox that organism-environment interaction has been well documented for a variety of developmental outcomes but that this interaction has been difficult to demonstrate in behavioral research studies, the "Conceptualization and Measurement of Organism-Environment Interaction" is now off press. Examples of conceptual and methodological factors that have blocked researchers' abilities to identify existing organism-environment interactions are discussed. Some of these factors include studies with insufficient power to detect interactions, studies that oversimplify the processes of interactions, statistical analyses that are insensitive to certain interactions, research strategies that are marred by a poor choice of groups or measures, and a lack of the theory-driven research that is most likely to reveal interactions. By clarifying these shortcomings, the authors aim to promote more and better research on the developmental effects of organism-environment interactions. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
G is for genes : the impact of genetics on education and achievement by Kathryn Asbury( Book )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"G is for Genes shows how a dialogue between geneticists and educationalists can have beneficial results for the education of all children--and can also benefit schools, teachers, and society at large. -Draws on behavioral genetic research from around the world, including the UK-based Twins' Early Development Study (TEDS), one of the largest twin studies in the world -Offers a unique viewpoint by bringing together genetics and education, disciplines with a historically difficult relationship -Shows that genetic influence is not the same as genetic determinism and that the environment matters at least as much as genes -Designed to spark a public debate about what naturally-occurring individual differences mean for education and equality"--
Des gènes au comportement : introduction à la génétique comportementale by Robert Plomin( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in French and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Codes of life( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies of separated twins and adopted siblings are providing insight into the relative impact of genetic and environmental influences, and the extent to which variation among individuals can be attributed to their differing genes
Warum Geschwister so verschieden sind by Judy Dunn( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in German and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The relationship code : deciphering genetic and social influences on adolescent development
Alternative Names
Plomin, R.

Plomin, Richard.

Plomin, Robert

Plomin, Robert J. 1948-

Robert Plomin Amerikaans psycholoog

Роберт Пломин

プロミン, R

English (303)

Spanish (15)

French (8)

German (4)

Italian (4)

Chinese (2)

Dutch (1)

Nature, nurture, & psychologyThe relationship code : deciphering genetic and social influences on adolescent developmentNature and nurture during infancy and early childhoodNature and nurture : an introduction to human behavioral geneticsBehavioral genetics in the postgenomic eraConceptualization and measurement of organism-environment interaction