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Genetic and Environmental Influences on Executive Functioning in Middle Childhood: The Role of Early Adversity

Abstract This study examined whether early adversity at 30-months moderated the heritability of common and individual components of EF at 8 years. It was hypothesized that early adversity would not moderate the common EF factor, but instead moderate individual EF components. The sample included 208 twin pairs from the Arizona Twin Project. Early Adversity, assessed at 30 months of age, included Parenting Daily Hassles, low perceived MOS social support, punitive punishment (Parental Responses to Child Misbehavior), home chaos (Confusion, Hubbub, and Order Scale), CES-D maternal depression, and low maternal emotional availability. EF at 8 years included the Eriksen Flanker Task, Continuous Performance Task, Digit Span Forward and Backward, and parent-... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Rea-Sandin, Gianna (Author) / Lemery-Chalfant, Kathryn (Advisor) / Elam, Kit (Committee member) / Bradley, Robert (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Developmental psychology / Genetics / behavior genetics / early adversity / executive functioning / twin
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 78 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Psychology 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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