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Treatises on longitudinal research methods and data analyses became more prevalent as well. , galvanic skin response, heart rate, vagal tone, markers of pubertal development) as a means of explicating links among human physiology, endocrinology, and development. The Postmillennium Merrill-Palmer Quarterly The next major stage in MPQ’s development began in June 2000 when Shantz retired and I succeeded her. Shantz’s editorship, like Hoffman’s, had endured for nearly 20 years. She guided the journal through several transitions and was responsible for numerous innovations that enhanced the journal’s growth, scope, and visibility among scholars within the human developmental sciences.

Martin Hoffman’s tenure ended in 1980, and he was succeeded by Eli Saltz, who assumed the editorship in 1981 after a brief term by Grover Whitehurst, who edited the January and April 1980 issues. In April 1982 Carolyn U. Shantz succeeded Saltz. According to Hoffman (1988), the future of the Merrill-Palmer Institute was uncertain during the early 1980s, leading to uncertainty about MPQ’s existence because the two were so closely intertwined. “The Institute was saved when Wayne State University took it over, and the Quarterly’s future was assured when it was put into the capable editorial hands of Carolyn Shantz” (Hoffman, 1988, p.

There are usually low correlations among self-report, behavioral, and biological indexes of the same construct, whether fear, attachment, or intelligence. Self-report data, which involve semantic representations, are the least constrained; behavioral observations and biology are more seriously restricted by the context of observation. The current belief that a particular behavior or biological reaction maintains the same meaning across different incentives and contexts is retarding progress. Consider, again, the popular assumption that the duration of bodily immobility, or the magnitude of potentiated startle, in response to a conditioned stimulus that signals electric shock means that the animal is in a state of fear mediated by the amygdala.

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