Biological and Neuropsychological Mechanisms: Life-span Developmental Psychology

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Psychology Press, 1997 - Family & Relationships - 261 pages
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Consistent with preceding volumes in this series, the contributors represent a variety of disciplines related to the theme of the conference and the ensuing volume. In the present instance, the theme is biological and neuropsychological mechanisms in life-span psychological development and the disciplines represented are behavioral medicine, neurology, neuropsychology, psychophysiology, and psychology. The theme is expressed in theories and findings about genetic and environmental mechanisms; brain mechanisms; relations of physiological functioning in infancy to later development; physiological risk factors in infancy, adolescence, and old age; methodological and data analytic problems; and issues about the validity of neuropsychological assessment. This volume begins with overviews of theoretical and methodological issues and continues with chapters dealing with selected portions of the life span.

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MathematicalStatistical Model Fitting
The Validity of Neuropsychological Assessment Procedures
Electrophysiological Correlates of Memory Development
Early Physiological Patterns and Later Behavior
The Development of Lateralization
A Biopsychosocial Perspective
AgeRelated Risk Factors for Cognitive Impairment
Author Index
Subject Index

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West Virginia University, Morgantown

Michael D. Franzen earned his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Southern Illinois University in 1983 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at the University of Nebraska Medical School in 1984. From 1985 to 1994 Dr. Franzen held various professorships and directorships at the West Virginia University Medical Center. Since 1994, he has been the Director of Neuropsychology at the Allegheny Neuropsychiatric Institute and Chief Neuropsychologist at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. Dr. Franzen is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. He is a co-author or co-editor of a dozen books and the co-author of over 100 journal articles and book chapters. He is on the editorial board for the Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, Neuropsychology Review, Journal of Forensic Neuropsychology, and Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment.

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