Cover

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Title page, Copyright

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pp. i-ii

Contents

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pp. iii-iv

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Preface

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pp. 1-4

This short monograph discusses a recently documented finding which suggests that children in about the 6 to ll-year-old age bracket may be more vulnerable to crises in their environment than either younger or older...

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Introduction: The Finding

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pp. 5-10

The Vulnerable Age phenomenon was first documented in a study initiated in Israel by Chaim Adler and myself (Inbar and Adler, 1976a; 1976b). It revolves around the finding that children in about the 6 to ll-year-old age bracket may...

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Additional Evidence

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pp. 11-22

The first piece of additional evidence bearing on the Vulnerable Age phenomenon stems from a replication carried out with the Canadian Census of 1971.2 By implication, the preceding...

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The TALENT Data

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pp. 23-42

The data bank known as TALENT was started in 1960. It is a nationally respresentative sample of United States high school students in that year. To date there have been three follow-up studies of the original...

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Theoretical Interpretations

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pp. 43-50

It is probably "fair to say that one conclusion which emerges from the evidence that we have reviewed is that a Vulnerable Age effect in mid-childhood is clearly and recurrently observable for boys; for girls...

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Needed Research

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pp. 51-54

As I have repeatedly stated, the purpose of this volume is to invite replications of the findings that I have reported. Should I have made my case, I would like to mention a few topics and issues which. to my mind, deserve particular...

References

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pp. 55-56