TitleBehavioral Landscapes and Change in Behavioral Landscapes: A Multiple Time-Scale Density Distribution Approach.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsRam, N, Coccia, M, Conroy, D, Lorek, A, Orland, B, Pincus, A, Sliwinski, M, Gerstorf, D
JournalRes Hum Dev
Date Published2013

<p>In developmental arenas, it is well accepted that multiple observations are needed to obtain a robust characterization of individuals' behavioral tendencies across time and context. In this paper, we fuse core ideas from the study of lifespan development with intraindividual variability based approaches to personality and methods used to characterize the topography of geographic landscapes. We generalize the notion of density distributions into bivariate and multivariate space and draw parallels between the resulting behavioral landscapes and geographic landscapes. We illustrate through an empirical example how multiple time-scale study designs, measures of intraindividual variability, and methods borrowed from geography can be used to describe both an individual's and .</p>

Alternate JournalRes Hum Dev
PubMed ID23914142
PubMed Central IDPMC3728905
Grant ListR24 HD041025 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
RC1 AG035645 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States