Based on the First Biannual Lifespan Development Conference, this volume offers a multidisciplinary and multidimensional approach to the study of lifespan development in the areas of neuropsychology, cognition, behavior genetics, and perception. The objective of the conference was to provide a lively forum for the discussion of issues related to lifespan development and to reflect on important topics challenging the field during the 1990s. The chapters in this book, motivated by the conference presentations, cover:
* the assessment and evaluation of developmental changes in visual perception;
* the contribution of behavioral genetic factors to development;
* the predictability of perinatal risk factors as they relate to cognitive and linguistic outcomes;
* the neuropsychological changes during aging; and
* innovative approaches to the study of cognitive development using neuropsychological testing methods.
Table of Contents
Contents: Preface. S. Lehmkuhle, Deficits in Parallel Visual Processing in Children With Reading Disability and in the Elderly. S.L. Shea, From the Lab to the Clinic: Recent Progress in the Assessment of Developing Vision. V.J. Molfese, Perinatal Risks Across Infancy and Early Childhood: What Are the Lingering Effects on High and Low Risk Samples? M. McGue, C.M. Carmichael, Life-Span Developmental Psychology: A Behavioral Genetic Perspective. L.F. DiLalla, E.L. Falligant, An Environmental and Behavioral Inhibition in Toddlers. B.A. Ober, G.K. Shenaut, Theoretical and Practical Issues in Semantic Priming Research With Alzheimer's Disease Subjects. S.M. Clancy Dollinger, Assessment of Cerebral Asymmetry in Aging: A Review of the Visual Modality. D.L. Molfese, L.A. Gill, P.G. Simos, A. Tan, Implications Resulting From the Use of Biological Techniques to Assess Development.
"This collection of papers makes a particularly enthusiastic contribution to highlighting the potential of life-span developmental psychobiology for further advances in our understanding of normal and abnormal development."
—British Journal of Developmental Psychology