The Origins of You: How Childhood Shapes Later Life

Jay Belsky (Author) Richie Poulton (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$35.00  $32.20
Publisher
Harvard University Press
Publish Date
August 11, 2020
Pages
432
Dimensions
6.2 X 9.2 X 1.6 inches | 1.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780674983458

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About the Author

Jay Belsky is Director of the Institute of for the Study of Children, Families and Social Issues and Professor of Psychology at Birkbeck University of London; he is Research Director of NESS. Jacqueline Barnes is Professor of Psychology at Birkbeck with special interest in families and communities; she directed two of the five core research components of NESS. Edward Melhuish is Professor of Human Development at Birkbeck with special interests in early child care and early intervention; he is Executive Director of NESS.
Richie Poulton is Professor of Psychology at the University of Otago in New Zealand, where he serves as codirector of the National Centre for Lifecourse Research. An elected fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand, he received the New Zealand Prime Minister's Science Prize for the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study.
Avshalom Caspi is the Edward M. Arnett Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University and Professor of Personality Development at King's College London. He is a recipient of the American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Psychology.
Terrie E. Moffitt is the Nannerl O. Keohane University Professor at Duke University and Professor of Social Behaviour and Development at King's College London. She has received a host of honors including the Stockholm Prize in Criminology and is a member of the National Academy of Medicine.

Reviews

The Origins of You brings the groundbreaking research of the top developmental psychologists of the past quarter-century to a wider audience. The book captures the genius and visionary stature of its authors and illustrates their profound influence on the current and future thinking of the field. A masterpiece!--Dante Cicchetti, Institute for Child Development at the University of Minnesota
It's hard to imagine a better introduction to the way that contemporary developmental scientists think than The Origins of You, and it is hard to think of a more qualified group of writers, themselves among the most important, creative, and accomplished scholars in the field, to serve as guides. In much the same way that Bronfenbrenner's The Ecology of Human Development forever changed the way we think about the environment, this book will change the way we think about the process of development itself. The Origins of You is destined to become a classic.--Laurence Steinberg, author of Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence
The Origins of You poses a question that is both timely and timeless: how does each of us become the unique person we are? Drawing upon the most authoritative psychological studies ever conducted on the topic, the authors offer a treasure trove of remarkable insights that both underscore the complexity of human development and affirm the power of human resilience.--Dan P. McAdams, author of The Art and Science of Personality Development
A fascinating book from an outstanding team of scientists, dedicated to answering the central questions about how lives develop.--Anne Petersen, University of Michigan
The Origins of You deserves to be read by everyone who wants to understand human development.--David P. Farrington, Cambridge University
This book's authors, having plumbed their data in depth, deliver a flood of insights around the book's central question: To what degree do our childhood personalities and behaviors predict our adult selves?--John Donvan "Wall Street Journal" (8/25/2020 12:00:00 AM)
Will prove one of the best and most important works of the last few years...Fascinating.--Tyler Cowen "Marginal Revolution" (3/7/2020 12:00:00 AM)
For those new to cohort literature, The Origins of You is an engaging introduction. For those familiar with this work, it is a chance to hear the authors thinking aloud, debating the best approaches and pondering what to study next. We can be certain that those conversations will now include how best to use these rich longitudinal resources to understand the effects of COVID-19.--Barbara Maughan "Nature" (9/15/2020 12:00:00 AM)
Engaging...Displays scope and curiosity, as the authors look at genetic factors, whether early circumstances can forecast certain later developmental outcomes, how and if the family experience and the environmental situation shape aspects of later life, and the role of the childhood experience in determining elements of adult health.-- "Kirkus Reviews" (4/15/2020 12:00:00 AM)
This thought-provoking volume should fascinate psychology students.-- "Publishers Weekly" (5/20/2020 12:00:00 AM)
Tells us which types of children grow up to be which types of adults, and it offers hints as to how childhood experiences can aid or hinder human development...A must-read.--Robert VerBruggen "Institute for Family Studies blog" (8/11/2020 12:00:00 AM)