global measures the often leave environment a relatively weak and erratic variable in predicting child behavior. The sampling of data and findings reported here make this experimentation with methods appear worthwhile. Hopefully, by acquiring substantial systematic data on family environments, it will be possible to perfect critical assessments that will, in turn, bring better understanding of family environment as a contributor to individual development.
Many investigators have contributed to this research: Michael Chapman, Leon Kuczynski, Leon Cytryn, Donald McKnew, Jr., Mark Cummings, Sarah Friedman, Grazyna Kochanska, Tracy Sherman, Frances Bridges-Cline, Editha Nottelmann, John Richters, and David Pellegrini.
This work was supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland and by the John D. And Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Research Network Award on the Transition from Infancy to Early Childhood, Chicago, Illinois.
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