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The Nature/Nurture Debate: The Essential Readings provides students with a selection of some of the key articles by key researchers in this core area of developmental psychology.
Introduction Born vs. Made: Nature-Nurture in the New Millennium (Stephen J. Ceci and Wendy M. Williams).
PART I: FETAL INFLUENCES ON LATER DEVELOPMENT.
1. War Babies (Jared Diamond).
2. Prenatal Loss of Father and Psychiatric Disorders (Matti O. Huttunen and Pekka Niskanen).
3. Prenatal Development of Monozygotic Twins and Concordance for Schizophrenia (James O. Davis, Jeanne A. Phelps and Stefan Bracha).
PART II: BOY OR GIRL? ACQUIRING GENDER IDENTITY.
4. Sex Reassignment at Birth (Milton Diamond and H. Keith Sigmundson).
5. Gender Role Change with Puberty (Julianne Imperato-McGinley, Ralph E. Peterson, Robert Stroller and Willard E. Goodwin).
PART III: SOCIAL AND PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT.
6. How to Succeed in Childhood (Judith Rich Harris).
7. Genes, Environment, and Personality (Thomas J. Bouchard).
PART IV: INFANCY AND EARLY CHILDHOOD INFLUENCES ON IQ DEVELOPMENT.
8. Developmental Catch-up, and Deficit, Following Adoption after Severe Global Early Privation (Michael Rutter and the English and Romanian Adoptees (ERA) study team).
9. Early Experience and the Life Path (Ann Clarke and Alan Clarke).
10. Prevention of Intellectual Disabilities: Early Interventions to Improve Cognitive Development (Craig. T. Ramey and Sharon Landesman Ramey).
PART V: LATER INFLUENCES ON IQ DEVELOPMENT.
11. Schooling and Intelligence (Stephen J. Ceci).
12. The Genetics of Cognitive Abilities and Disabilities (Robert Plomin and John C. DeFries).
PART VI: BECOMING AN EXPERT - TRAINING OR TALENT?.
13. Expert Performance: Its Structure and Acquisition (K. Anders Ericsson and Neil Charness).
14. Innate Talents: Reality or Myth (Michael J. A. Howe, Jane W. Davidson and John A. Sloboda).