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Handbook of Intraindividual Variability Across the Life Span

Edited by: Manfred Diehl , Karen Hooker , Martin J. Sliwinski

Print publication date:  December  2014
Online publication date:  December  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415534864
eBook ISBN: 9780203113066
Adobe ISBN: 9781136285233

10.4324/9780203113066
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Intraindividual variability (IIV) of human development and behavior across the entire life-span is explored in this new book. Leading researchers summarize recent findings on the extent, role, and function of IIV in human development with a focus on how, when, and why individuals change over time. The latest theoretical, methodological, and technological advances are reviewed. The book explores the historical and theoretical background and challenges of IIV research along with its role and function in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Edited to maximize consistency and accessibility, each chapter includes an introduction and a review of the research and most explore future directions, new theoretical developments, and conclusions and implications. Readers are shown that by focusing on the individual as a unit of analysis across different time scales, conditions, and situations, researchers can effectively demonstrate behavioral and developmental regularities at different points of the life-span. As such this book is a must have for anybody interested in IIV research.

The book explores:

-New designs and methods for the analysis of intensive repeated measures data.

-The importance of real-time data for more time sensitive and ecologically valid measurements.

-The role and function of intraindividual variability in behavior and development across the life-span -- from infancy to later life.

-Numerous examples of how intraindividual variability research is conducted.

-Topics and findings that are commonly treated in disparate bodies of literature from various disciplines.

Part 1 provides a historical, conceptual, and methodological overview of the study of intraindividual variability (IIV). IIV during childhood and adolescence and its application in the investigation of development of language acquisition, infant-parent interactions, development of motor skills, cognitive development, mood regulation, and identity development are examined in Part 2. Part 3 focuses on IIV during adult development, including its use in neuropsychological functioning and attention and in personality development and mood regulation. IIV in the context of adults’ health behavior is also reviewed. Part 4 examines the key issues and challenges of IIV research in human development such as whether IIV in adult development is an indicator of vulnerability or resilience, the association between short-term IIV and long-term developmental change, and multiple time-scale design and analysis. The volume concludes with a look at the future of intraindividual variation analysis.

Intended for advanced students and researchers in developmental psychology across the life-span, social, personality, and health psychology, as well as sociology, family studies, gerontology, education, and medicine, interested in intraindividual variability of behavior and its role in human development, this book also serves as a text for graduate courses on longitudinal analysis, multilevel modeling, and/or (advanced) data analysis offered in these departments. Knowledge in human development or life course sociology and graduate-level statistics is recommended.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  A Brief Historical Overview of Intraindividual Variability Research Across the Life Span Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Intraindividual Variability Across the Life Span Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Nature and Meaning of Intraindividual Variability in Development in the Early Life Span Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Intraindividual Variability in the Development of Motor Skills in Childhood Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The Role of Intraindividual Variability in Learning and Cognitive Development Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Intraindividual Variability in Mood Experience and Mood Regulation in Childhood and Adolescence Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Intraindividual Variability in Self-Representations in Adolescence Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Intraindividual Variability and Neuropsychological Functioning Across the Adult Life Span Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Intraindividual Variability in Attention Across the Adult Life Span Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Intraindividual Variability in Adult Personality Development Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Intraindividual Variability in Mood and Mood Regulation in Adulthood Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Intraindividual Variability in the Context of Adults’ Health Behavior Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Intraindividual Variability—An Indicator of Vulnerability or Resilience in Adult Development and Aging? Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Intraindividual Variability and Covariation Across Domains in Adulthood and Aging Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The Association Between Short-Term Intraindividual Variability and Long-Term Developmental Change Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Psychometric Properties of Microlongitudinal Assessments Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Multiple-Time-Scale Design and Analysis Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Intraindividual Variability in the Medical and Rehabilitation Sciences Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The Future of Analysis of Intraindividual Variation Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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