Behavioral Genetics (7th Edition)

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book-author

Valerie S. Knopik, Jenae M. Neiderheiser, John C. DeFries, Robert Plomin

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Worth Publishers; 7th edition

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PDF

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528 pages

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English

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B06X15SCF4

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1464176051

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9781464176050


Book Description

With its concise and clear and presentation; the best selling Behavioral Genetics; 7th edition introduces students to the field’s underlying principles; ongoing controversies; defining experiments; and most recent discoveries. The PDF etextbook provides students with an understanding of heredity; it’s DNA basis; the methods used to discover genetic influence on behavior and identify specific genes. It then examines what is known about genetic influence on cognitive ability; psychopathology; personality; substance abuse; health psychology; and aging. Finally it looks ate the future of the field of Behavioral Genetics and area where some of the most exciting development in the Behavioral sciences are being made.

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book-author

Valerie S. Knopik, Jenae M. Neiderheiser, John C. DeFries, Robert Plomin

publisher

Worth Publishers; 7th edition

file-type

PDF

pages

528 pages

language

English

asin

B06X15SCF4

isbn10

1464176051

isbn13

9781464176050

Table of contents


Table of contents :
Cover……Page 1
Half Title Page……Page 2
Title Page……Page 3
Copyright Page……Page 4
Contents……Page 5
About the Authors……Page 13
Preface……Page 16
Chapter One: Overview……Page 19
The Era of Darwin……Page 24
Charles Darwin……Page 25
Francis Galton……Page 29
Box 2.1 Francis Galton……Page 30
Variation……Page 32
Summary……Page 33
Mendel’s Laws……Page 34
Mendel’s First Law of Heredity……Page 35
Box 3.1 Gregor Mendel’s Luck……Page 36
Box 3.2 How Do We Know That 1 in 50 People Are Carriers for PKU?……Page 40
Mendel’s Second Law of Heredity……Page 41
Complex Traits……Page 46
Multiple-Gene Inheritance……Page 50
Quantitative Genetics……Page 51
Box 3.3 Liability-Threshold Model of Disorders……Page 54
The X-Chromosome: An Extension to Mendel’s Laws……Page 56
Summary……Page 60
Dna……Page 61
Box 4.1 The “Central Dogma” of Molecular Genetics……Page 64
Chromosomes……Page 68
Summary……Page 72
Quantitative Genetic Experiments to Investigate Animal Behavior……Page 73
Selection Studies……Page 76
Inbred Strain Studies……Page 80
Creating Mutations……Page 84
Quantitative Trait Loci……Page 90
Synteny Homology……Page 95
Summary……Page 96
Chapter Six: Nature, Nurture, and Human Behavior……Page 97
Adoption Designs……Page 98
Twin Design……Page 101
Box 6.2 Issues in Adoption Studies……Page 102
Box 6.3 The Twin Method……Page 106
Combination……Page 108
Summary……Page 109
Heritability……Page 111
Interpreting Heritability……Page 114
Box 7.1 Estimating Heritability Directly from DNA……Page 116
Shared Environment……Page 120
Estimating Shared and Nonshared Environmental Influences……Page 121
Identifying Specific Nonshared Environment……Page 122
Identifying Specific Nonshared Environment That Predicts Behavioral Outcomes……Page 124
Multivariate Analysis……Page 126
Summary……Page 127
Chapter Eight: The Interplay between Genes and Environment……Page 129
Beyond Heritability……Page 130
Genotype-Environment Correlation……Page 131
The Nature of Nurture……Page 132
Three Types of Genotype-Environment Correlation……Page 135
Three Methods to Detect Genotype-Environment Correlation……Page 136
Implications……Page 140
Genotype-Environment Interaction……Page 141
Animal Models……Page 142
Adoption Studies……Page 143
Twin Studies……Page 144
DNA……Page 145
Summary……Page 148
Chapter Nine: Identifying Genes……Page 149
Expanded Triplet Repeats……Page 150
Detecting Polymorphisms……Page 153
Box 9.1 DNA Markers……Page 154
Linkage: Single-Gene Disorders……Page 157
Association: Candidate Genes……Page 159
Box 9.2 Affected Sib-Pair Linkage Design……Page 160
Association: Genomewide……Page 161
Box 9.3 SNP Microarrays……Page 162
Summary……Page 166
Chapter Ten: Pathways between Genes and Behavior……Page 167
Gene Expression and the Role of Epigenetics……Page 168
Box 10.1 Levels of Analysis……Page 169
Gene Expression Profiles: RNA Microarrays and Sequence-Based Approaches……Page 173
Gene Expression as a Biological Basis for Environmental Influence……Page 175
The Proteome: Proteins Coded throughout the Transcriptome……Page 177
The Brain……Page 178
Box 10.2 Endophenotypes……Page 179
Learning and Memory……Page 180
Neuroimaging……Page 182
Summary……Page 184
Chapter Eleven: Cognitive Abilities……Page 185
Animal Research……Page 186
General Cognitive Ability……Page 188
Specific Cognitive Abilities……Page 191
Neurocognitive Measures of Cognitive Abilities……Page 194
School Achievement……Page 195
Heritability Increases During Development……Page 197
Assortative Mating Is Substantial……Page 202
The Same Genes Affect Diverse Cognitive and Learning Abilities……Page 204
Identifying Genes……Page 206
Summary……Page 209
Chapter Twelve: Cognitive Disabilities……Page 210
General Cognitive Disability: Quantitative Genetics……Page 211
General Cognitive Disability: Single-Gene Disorders……Page 212
Phenylketonuria……Page 213
Fragile X Syndrome……Page 214
Rett Syndrome……Page 215
Other Single-Gene Disorders……Page 216
Down Syndrome……Page 217
Sex Chromosome Abnormalities……Page 219
Small Chromosomal Deletions……Page 220
Reading Disability……Page 222
Mathematics Disability……Page 225
Summary……Page 226
Chapter Thirteen: Schizophrenia……Page 228
Family Studies……Page 229
Box 13.1 The Beginnings of Psychiatric Genetics: Bethlem Royal and Maudsley Hospitals……Page 230
Twin Studies……Page 231
Adoption Studies……Page 233
Schizophrenia or Schizophrenias?……Page 236
Identifying Genes……Page 237
Summary……Page 239
Mood Disorders……Page 240
Family Studies……Page 241
Twin Studies……Page 243
Adoption Studies……Page 244
Identifying Genes……Page 245
Anxiety Disorders……Page 247
Other Disorders……Page 248
Co-Occurrence of Disorders……Page 251
Identifying Genes……Page 253
Summary……Page 254
Chapter Fifteen: Developmental Psychopathology……Page 256
Family and Twin Studies……Page 257
Identifying Genes……Page 259
Twin Studies……Page 260
Identifying Genes……Page 262
Disruptive Behavior Disorders……Page 263
Anxiety Disorders……Page 265
Other Disorders……Page 267
Overview of Twin Studies of Childhood Disorders……Page 269
Summary……Page 270
Chapter Sixteen: Personality and Personality Disorders……Page 272
Self-Report Questionnaires……Page 273
Other Measures of Personality……Page 276
Other Findings……Page 278
Development……Page 279
Relationships……Page 280
Attitudes and Political Behavior……Page 282
Behavioral Economics……Page 283
Personality Disorders……Page 284
Schizotypal Personality Disorder……Page 285
Antisocial Personality Disorder and Criminal Behavior……Page 286
Identifying Genes……Page 290
Summary……Page 291
Twin and Adoption Research on Alcohol-Related Phenotypes……Page 293
Animal Research on Alcohol-Related Phenotypes……Page 296
Molecular Genetic Research on Alcohol-Related Phenotypes……Page 299
Nicotine Dependence……Page 302
Twin Research on Smoking-Related Phenotypes……Page 303
Molecular Genetic Research on Smoking-Related Phenotypes……Page 305
Other Drugs……Page 307
Complexities of Studying the Genetics of Substance Use……Page 308
Summary……Page 309
Genetics and Health Psychology……Page 310
Body Weight and Obesity……Page 311
Subjective Well-Being and Health……Page 320
Health Psychology and Genetic Counseling……Page 321
BOX 18.1 Genetic Counseling……Page 322
Summary……Page 323
Cognitive Aging……Page 324
General Cognitive Ability……Page 325
Specific Cognitive Abilities……Page 326
Dementia……Page 327
Physiological Functioning……Page 330
Self-Rated Health……Page 331
Molecular Genetics and Physical Health……Page 332
Longevity……Page 333
Summary……Page 334
Chapter Twenty: The Future of Behavioral Genetics……Page 335
Quantitative Genetics……Page 336
Molecular Genetics……Page 339
Implications of Nature and Nurture……Page 341
1. Introduction……Page 344
Box A.1 Behavioral Genetic Interactive Modules……Page 345
1.1 Variation and Covariation: Statistical Descriptions of Individual Differences……Page 347
2.1 The Biometric Model……Page 360
2.2 Estimating Variance Components……Page 366
3.1 Linkage Analysis……Page 391
3.2 Association Analysis……Page 395
Websites……Page 401
Glossary……Page 403
References……Page 412
Name Index……Page 486
Subject Index……Page 505

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