Biology of Personality and Individual Differences

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Turhan Canli
Guilford Press, 2006 - Psychology - 462 pages
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This is the first book to provide an overview of current research using cutting-edge genetic and neuroimaging methods in the study of personality. Integrating compelling lines of inquiry that until now have largely remained disparate, the volume brings together leading investigators from personality psychology; clinical psychology and psychiatry; cognitive, affective, and behavioral neuroscience; and comparative psychology. Coverage includes the structure of personality and its mapping onto biology, genetic markers for individual differences and vulnerability towards psychopathology, sex differences and age-related processes, and functional neuroimaging approaches.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Jeffrey Grays Contributions to Theories of Anxiety
7
Biosocial Bases of Sensation Seeking
37
Neurobehavioral Foundation of Agentic Extraversion
60
Genomic Imaging of Extraversion
93
The Case of Extraversion
116
Mapping the Neural Correlates of Dimensions of Personality Emotion and Motivation
133
The Affective Neuroscience of Aging and Its Implications for Cognition
159
The Association of Personality with Anxious and Depressive Psychopathology
251
Impact on Amygdala Reactivity and Individual Differences
295
Distinguishing a Genetically Vulnerable Subgroup of
317
A CognitiveBehavioral Genetic Approach to Emotional Development in Childhood and Adolescence
335
Cognitive and Biological Functioning in Children at Risk
353
Using Mouse Models to Unravel Aggressive Behavior
385
Searching for Genetic and Environmental Contributions to Personality and Happiness in Chimpanzees
407
How Can Animal Studies Contribute to Research on the Biological Bases of Personality?
427

Sex Differences in Neural Responses to Sexual Stimuli in Humans
184
Sex Differences in Brain Functional Magnetic Resonance
203
Neuroticism as a Genetic Marker for Mood and Anxiety
225

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Turhan Canli, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Stony Brook University and a member of the Graduate Program in Genetics. He holds degrees from Tufts University (BA, 1988) and from Yale University (PhD, 1993). Dr. Canli's research focuses on the neurogenetic basis of personality and emotion, using a combination of cognitive-behavioral paradigms, noninvasive brain imaging (functional magnetic resonance imaging) and stimulation (transcranial magnetic stimulation), and genotyping for gene polymorphisms related to personality traits.

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