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ERIC Number: ED400983
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 31
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Siblings, Behavioral Genetics, and Competence.
Plomin, Robert; And Others
Advances in Applied Developmental Psychology, v10 p75-104 1996
This chapter argues for the value of sibling research in addressing behavioral genetic issues on the etiology of individual differences. The goal of the report is to provide a set of simple and practical examples of sibling analyses in order to highlight the importance of incorporating siblings in future research. It begins with a discussion of behavioral genetics and individual differences, and then proceeds to present five specific types of sibling analysis: (1) univariate sibling analysis, which estimates the importance of shared familial influences in development; (2) nonshared sibling analysis, which asks why siblings are so different; (3) developmental sibling analysis, which investigates the how the contribution of familial factors changes during development; (4) multivariate sibling analysis, which studies how familial factors overlap in influence on specific traits; and (5) DF sibling analysis, which examines familial links between the normal and abnormal. Contains 42 references. (SD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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