Nature and Nurture

Nature and Nurture : Introduction to Human Behavioural Genetics

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Intended as a supplement to upper-division courses in personality, developmental psychology, environmental psychology and cognition, this book presents an overview of the methods and findings of behavioural genetics. Designed for undergraduates, it discusses heredity, molecular genetics, and the effects of heredity on behaviour. The author emphasizes both environmental and hereditary influences and provides a balanced look at behavioural genetics, including concise and up-to-date research findings and methods. This text discusses the part heredity plays in: IQ and memory; alcoholism, depression, and schizophrenia; sociability, activity, and other aspects of personality; our reactions to experiences; and similarities among children raised in the same family.show more

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  • Paperback | 174 pages
  • 140.5 x 216.7 x 11.4mm | 254.02g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • BROOKS/COLE
  • CA, United States
  • English
  • 0534107680
  • 9780534107680

Table of contents

Why are people different? Individual and group differences. The challenge. How do genes influence behaviour? DNA. Genetic influence and behaviour. How can genetic influence on behaviour be detected? Quantitative genetic theory. Behavioural genetic methods used in animal studies. Human behavioural genetic methods. How much does heredity affect behaviour? Cognitive abilities. Personality. Psychopathology. Delinquency and crime. Alcoholism. How are nurture and nature important? The importance of environment. Nonshared and shared environmental influence. The nature of nurture. The future of behavioural genetics.show more

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