Behavioral Genetics

Author:   Valerie S. Knopik ,  Jenae M. Neiderhiser ,  John C. DeFries ,  Robert Plomin
Publisher:   W.H.Freeman & Co Ltd
Edition:   7th ed. 2017
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9781464176050


Pages:   550
Publication Date:   02 October 2016
Format:   Hardback
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Behavioral Genetics


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Authored by leading experts in the field, the new 7th edition of this classic text provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive introduction to behavioural genetics available today. Behavioural Genetics, 7th edition introduces students to the field's underlying principles, defining experiments, on-going controversies, and most recent discoveries. The text provides students with an understanding of heredity, it's DNA basis, the methods used to discover genetic influence on behaviour and identify specific genes. It then examines what is known about genetic influence on cognitive ability, psychopathology, substance abuse, personality, health psychology, and aging. Finally, it looks to the future of the field, where some of the most exciting developments in behavioural sciences are being made.

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Author:   Valerie S. Knopik ,  Jenae M. Neiderhiser ,  John C. DeFries ,  Robert Plomin
Publisher:   W.H.Freeman & Co Ltd
Imprint:   W.H.Freeman & Co Ltd
Edition:   7th ed. 2017
Dimensions:   Width: 15.60cm , Height: 3.30cm , Length: 23.20cm
Weight:   0.862kg
ISBN:  

9781464176050


ISBN 10:   1464176051
Pages:   550
Publication Date:   02 October 2016
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

PREFACE.- CHAPTER 1 Overview.- CHAPTER 2 Historical Perspective.- CHAPTER 3 Mendel's Laws and Beyond.- CHAPTER 4 The Biological Basis of Heredity.- CHAPTER 5 Animal Models in Behavioral Genetics.- CHAPTER 6 Nature, Nurture and Human Behavior.- CHAPTER 7 Estimating Genetic and Environmental Influences.- CHAPTER 8. The Interplay between Genes and Environment.- CHAPTER 9 Identifying Genes.- CHAPTER 10 Pathways between Genes and Behavior.- CHAPTER 11 Cognitive Abilities.- CHAPTER 12 Cognitive Disabilities.- CHAPTER 13 Schizophrenia.- CHAPTER 14 Other Adult Psychopathology.- CHAPTER 15 Developmental Psychopathology.- CHAPTER 16 Personality and Personality Disorders.- Chapter 17 Substance Use Disorders.- CHAPTER 18 Health Psychology.- CHAPTER 19 Aging.- CHAPTER 20 The Future of BehavioralGenetics div>

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Valerie S. Knopik is Director of the Division of Behavioral Genetics at Rhode Island Hospital and Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry & Human Behavior and Behavioral & Social Sciences at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University, USA. Jenae M. Neiderhiser is Liberal Arts Research Professor of Psychology at The Pennsylvania State University, USA. John C. DeFries is Professor of psychology and faculty fellow of the Institute for Behavioral Genetics, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA.

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