Behavior Genetic Approaches in Behavioral Medicine / Edition 1

Behavior Genetic Approaches in Behavioral Medicine / Edition 1

by J. Rick Turner, Lon Cardon, John K. Hewitt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0306449692

ISBN-13: 9780306449697

Pub. Date: 06/30/1995

Publisher: Springer US

Leading researchers examine how behavior genetics provides crucial insights into genetic and environmental influences in the development of biobehavioral disorders. These influences are illustrated by using the examples of cardiovascular disease, obesity and eating disorders, alcohol use and abuse, and smoking behavior. Contributors discuss the relevance of molecular…  See more details below

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Leading researchers examine how behavior genetics provides crucial insights into genetic and environmental influences in the development of biobehavioral disorders. These influences are illustrated by using the examples of cardiovascular disease, obesity and eating disorders, alcohol use and abuse, and smoking behavior. Contributors discuss the relevance of molecular genetic approaches and twin and family designs to the complex field of behavior medicine research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306449697
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
06/30/1995
Series:
Perspectives on Individual Differences Series
Edition description:
1995
Pages:
273
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Orientation: Behavior Genetic Approaches in Behavioral Medicine: An Introduction; J.K. Hewitt, J.R. Turner. Addictive Behaviors: Mediators and Moderators of Alcoholism Inheritance; M.M. McGue. Genetic Influences on Smoking Behavior; A.C. Heath, P.A.F. Madden. Smoking and Addictive Behaviors: Epidemiologic, Individual and Family Factors; D.C. Rowe, M.R. Linver. Stress and Reactivity: Behavior Genetic Studies of Cardiovascular Responses to Stress; J.K. Hewitt, J.R. Tunrer. Developmental Genetic Trends in Blood Pressure Levels and Blood Pressure Reactivity to Stress; H. Snieder, et al. Body Weight, Adiposity, and Eating Behaviors: Genetic Influences on Body Mass Index in Early Childhood; L.R. Cardon. Genetic Studies of Obesity across the Lifespan; J.M. Meyer. Genetics, Eating Disorders, and Obesity; J.R. Spelt, J.M. Meyer. Gender and Ethnicity: Issues in the Behavior Genetic Investigation of Gender Differences; C.A. Reynolds, J.K. Hewitt. Studying Ethnicity and Behavioral Medicine: A Quantitative Genetic Approach; K.E. Whitfield, T.P. Miles. Beyond Heritability: Genetic Environmental Risks, and Protective Factors; R. Plomin. Quantitative Trait Loci: Mapping Genes for Complex Traits; L.R. Cardon. Epilogue: Implications of a Behavior Genetic Perspective in Behavioral Medicine; J.K. Hewitt, J.R. Turner. Index.

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