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Publication Type
Journal Article
Author, Analytic
Connolly, Kevin J.; Grantham-McGregor, Sally M.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Tropical Metabolism Research Unit
Article Title
Key issues in generating a psychological-testing protocol
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American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
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Date of Publication
1993
Volume ID
57
Issue ID
2 Suppl
Page(s)
317S-318S
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Abstract
An individual's behavior is created by an amalgam of genetic, environmental, cultural, and historical variables working in concert and changing over time. Variations in nutrition are one class of environmental factors. Linking these to outcome effects requires carefully designed studies. Many considerations are involved, and this paper draws attention to some of the fundamental ones. Psychological and behavioral functions tend to be complex, in part because they are affected by a wide range of variables. Almost any given state--a particular constellation of psychological characteristics displayed by an individual at a given time--can be produced in a variety of ways....
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