Merrill-Palmer Quarterly Volume 60, Number 2, April 2014

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This internationally acclaimed periodical features empirical and theoretical papers on child development and family-child relationships. A high-quality resource for researchers, writers, teachers, and practitioners, the journal contains up-to-date information on advances in developmental research on infants, children, adolescents, and families; summaries and integrations of research; commentaries by experts; and reviews of important new books in development.

SPECIAL ISSUE: The Interplay Between Genetic Factors and the Peer Environment in Explaining Children’s Social Adjustment
Guest Editor: Mara Brendgen

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Special Issue: The Interplay Between Genetic Factors and the Peer Environment in Explaining Children’s Social Adjustment
Mara Brendgen

Gene–Environment Interplay Between Number of Friends and Prosocial Leadership Behavior in Children
Alessandra S. Rivizzigno, Mara Brendgen, Bei Feng, Frank Vitaro, Ginette Dionne, Richard E. Tremblay, and Michel Boivin

A Quantitative Genetic Analysis of the Associations Among Language Skills, Peer Interactions, and Behavioral Problems in Childhood: Results From a Sample of Twins
Kevin M. Beaver, Brian B. Boutwell, J. C. Barnes, Joseph A. Schwartz, and Eric J. Connolly

Genetic and Behavioral Influences on Received Aggression During Observed Play Among Unfamiliar Preschool-Aged Peers 
Lisabeth Fisher DiLalla and Sufna Gheyara John

The Interplay Between Peer Rejection and Acceptance in Preadolescence and Early Adolescence, Serotonin Transporter Gene, and Antisocial Behavior in Late Adolescence: The TRAILS Study 
Tina Kretschmer, Miranda Sentse, Jan Kornelis Dijkstra, and René Veenstra

MAOA, Early Experiences of Harsh Parenting, Irritable Opposition, and Bullying–Victimization: A Moderated Indirect-Effects Analysis
Yvonne M. Whelan, Tina Kretschmer, and Edward D. Barker

The Next Steps in Our Understanding of Gene–Peer Interplay: A Commentary 
S. Alexandra Burt 

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