Behavioral Genetics, Fifth 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.
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)