Behavioral Genetics / Edition 5

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Overview

Behavioral Genetics, Fourth Edition provides 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.

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This textbook introduces students in the behavioral, biological, and social sciences to the field of behavioral genetics. Plomin (behavioral genetics, Institute of Psychiatry, London) DeFries (behavioral genetics, U. of Colorado, Boulder), McClearn (developmental and health genetics, Pennsylvania State U., University Park) and McGuffin (social, genetic, and developmental psychiatry, Kings College, London) describe the basic rules of heredity, its DNA basis, and the methods used to find genetic influence and to identify specific genes. Topics covered include cognitive disabilities and abilities, psychopathology, personality, health psychology, aging, and evolutionary psychology. The fourth edition includes several hundred new references and a new chapter on cognitive neuroscience. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429205771
  • Publisher: Worth Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/22/2008
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Authors
Preface
Ch. 1 Overview 1
Ch. 2 Mendel's Laws of Heredity 5
Ch. 3 Beyond Mendel's Laws 19
Ch. 4 DNA: The Basis of Heredity 38
Ch. 5 Nature, Nurture, and Behavior 57
Ch. 6 Identifying Genes 88
Ch. 7 Cognitive Disabilities 108
Ch. 8 General Cognitive Ability 130
Ch. 9 Specific Cognitive Abilities 154
Ch. 10 Psychopathology 169
Ch. 11 Personality and Personality Disorders 195
Ch. 12 Health Psychology and Aging 217
Ch. 13 Evolutionary Psychology 233
Ch. 14 Environment 245
Ch. 15 Behavioral Genetics in the Twenty-first Century 274
App. A Brief Overview of Statistics 281
App. B Quantitative Genetic Theory and Model Fitting 289
Glossary 311
References 318
Name Index 355
Subject Index 362
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