Behavioral Genetics

ISBN-10: 1429205776
ISBN-13: 9781429205771
Edition: 5th 2009 (Revised)
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Description: Behavioral Genetics,Fifth Editionprovides 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  More...

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List price: $168.99
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Worth Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/22/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 560
Size: 9.50" wide x 6.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Behavioral Genetics,Fifth Editionprovides 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.

Peter McGuffin is Professor of Psychiatric Genetics and Dean and Head of School at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, UK.

About the Authors
Preface
Overview
Mendel's Laws of Heredity
Mendel's First Law of Heredity
Huntington Disease
Gregor Mendel's Luck
Phenylketonuria
How Do We Know That 1 in 50 People Are Carriers for PKU?
Mendel's Second Law of Heredity
Summary
Beyond Mendel's Laws
Genes on the X Chromosome
Other Exceptions to Mendel's Laws
New Mutations
Changes in Chromosomes
Expanded Triplet Repeats
Genomic Imprinting
Complex Traits
Schizophrenia
General Cognitive Ability
Pea Size
Multiple-Gene Inheritance
Quantitative Genetics
Liability-Threshold Model of Disorders
Summary
DNA: The Basis of Heredity
DNA
The "Central Dogma" of Molecular Genetics
Gene Expression
Mutations
Detecting Polymorphisms
DNA Markers
Chromosomes
Summary
Nature, Nurture, and Behavior
Genetic Experiments to Investigate Animal Behavior
Selection Studies
Inbred Strain Studies
Investigating the Genetics of Human Behavior
Adoption Designs
Close-Up
The First Adoption Study of Schizophrenia
Twin Design
Issues in Adoption Studies
The Twin Method
Combination
Close-Up
Heritability
Interpreting Heritability
Close-Up
Beyond Heritability
Equality
Summary
Identifying Genes
Animal Behavior
Creating Mutations
Quantitative Trait Loci
Close-Up
Synteny Homology
Human Behavior
Linkage: Single-Gene Disorders
Linkage: Complex Disorders
Association: Candidate Genes
Affected Sib-Pair Linkage Design
Association: Genomewide
SNP Microarrays
Genetic Counseling
Ethics and the Future
GATTACA?
Summary
Cognitive Disabilities
General Cognitive Disability: Quantitative Genetics
General Cognitive Disability: Single-Gene Disorders
Phenylketonuria
Fragile X Syndrome
Rett Syndrome
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome
Neurofibromatosis Type 1
General Cognitive Disability: Chromosomal Abnormalities
Down Syndrome
Sex Chromosome Abnormalities
Learning Disorders
Reading Disability
Close-Up
DF Extremes Analysis
Close-Up
Communication Disorders
Mathematics Disability
Comorbidity between Learning Disabilities
Dementia
Summary
General Cognitive Ability
Historical Highlights
Animal Research
Francis Galton
Human Research
Overview of Genetic Research
Genetic Influence
Close-Up
Environmental Influence
Assortative Mating
Nonadditive Genetic Variance
Developmental Research
Does Heritability Change During Development?
Do Genetic Factors Contribute to Developmental Change?
Identifying Genes
Summary
Specific Cognitive Abilities
Broad Factors of Specific Cognitive Abilities
Information-Processing Measures
Multivariate Genetic Analysis: Levels of Processing
Close-Up
School Achievement
Identifying Genes
Summary
Schizophrenia
Family Studies
The Beginnings of Psychiatric Genetics: Bethlem Royal and Maudsley Hospitals
Twin Studies
Close-Up
Adoption Studies
Schizophrenia or Schizophrenias?
Close-Up
Identifying Genes
Summary
Other Adult Psychopathology
Mood Disorders
Family Studies
Twin Studies
Close-Up
Adoption Studies
Identifying Genes
Anxiety Disorders
Close-Up
Other Disorders
Co-Occurrence of Disorders
Identifying Genes
Summary
Developmental Psychopathology
Autism
Family and Twin Studies
Identifying Genes
Attention-Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Close-Up
Twin Studies
Identifying Genes
Anxiety Disorders
Other Disorders
Summary
Personality and Personality Disorders
Self-Report Questionnaires
Other Measures of Personality
Other Findings
Situations
Development
Nature-Nurture Interplay
Close-Up
Personality and Social Psychology
Relationships
Self-Esteem
Attitudes and Interests
Close-Up
Personality Disorders
Schizotypal and Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorders
Antisocial Personality Disorder and Criminal Behavior
Identifying Genes
Summary
Health Psychology and Aging
Health Psychology
Close-Up
Body Weight and Obesity
Addictions
Close-Up
Psychology and Aging
Summary
Pathways between Genes and Behavior
Levels of Analysis
The Transcriptome: Gene Expression throughout the Genome
Gene Expression Profiles: RNA Microarrays
Close-Up
Genetical Genomics
Gene Expression as a Biological Basis for Environmental Influence
The Proteome: Proteins Coded throughout the Transcriptome
The Brain
Circadian Rhythms
Endophenotypes
Learning and Memory
Emotion
Close-Up
Summary
The Interplay between Genes and Environment
Nonshared Environment
Estimating Nonshared Environment
Identifying Specific Nonshared Environment
Identifying Specific Nonshared Environment That Predicts Behavioral Outcomes
Implications
Genotype-Environment Correlation
The Nature of Nurture
Three Types of Genotype-Environment Correlation
Three Methods to Detect Genotype-Environment Correlation
Implications
Genotype-Environment Interaction
Animal Models
Adoption Studies
Twin Studies
Close-Up
DNA
Summary
Evolution and Behavior
Charles Darwin
Inclusive Fitness
Sociobiology
Population Genetics
Evolutionary Psychology
Close-Up
Instincts
Empirical Evidence
Mate Preference and the Major Histocompatibility Complex
Selection for Beauty
Close-Up
Summary
The Future of Behavioral Genetics
Quantitative Genetics
Molecular Genetics
Nature and Nurture
Statistical Methods in Behavioral Genetics
Introduction
Behavioral Genetic Interactive Modules
Close-Up
Variation and covariation: statistical descriptions of individual differences
Quantitative Genetics
The biometric model
Estimating variance components
Close-Up
Molecular Genetics
Linkage analysis
Association analysis
Glossary
References
Web Sites
Name Index
Subject Index

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