Behavioral Genetics

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Macmillan, Feb 22, 2008 - Psychology - 532 pages
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Behavioral Genetics, Fifth Edition provides an engaging and clear overview of human and animal behavioral genetics that is designed to introduce students in the behavioral, biological, and social sciences to the field. With the addition of new chapters, thorough updating, and a new co-author, this latest edition represents the definitive introduction to behavioral genetics: the crossroads where the fields of psychology, psychiatry, and genetics intersect.

  

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User Review  - Steven Peterson - Goodreads

Behavior genetics focuses on the relationship betwee species' genetic structure and their behavior. This work is a bit dated, but it still has value. The authors are well known scholars in the area. The book provides a solid introduction to the subject. Read full review

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User Review  - Fredrick Danysh - Goodreads

Some geneticist believe that behavior traits can be inherited. This work explores the possibility. Read full review

Contents

Overview
1
Mendels Laws of Heredity
5
Beyond Mendels Laws
19
DNA The Basisof Heredity
40
Nature Nurtureand Behavior
59
Identifying Genes
92
Cognitive Disabilities
119
General Cognitive Ability
147
Health Psychologyand Aging
264
Pathways between Genes and Behavior
285
The Interplay between Genes and Environment
305
Evolution and Behavior
334
The Future of Behavioral Genetics
352
Statistical Methodsin Behavioral Genetics
359
GLOSSARY
411
REFERENCES
423

Specific Cognitive Abilities
173
Schizophrenia
194
Other Adult Psychopathology
208
Developmental Psychopathology
225
Personality and Personality Disorders
238
WEB SITES
503
NAME INDEX
507
SUBJECT INDEX
527
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ROBERT PLOMIN, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK

JOHN C DeFRIES, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

GERALD E. McCLEARN, Pennsylvania State University, USA

PETER McGUFFIN, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK†

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