This handbook provides research guidelines to study roles of the genes and other factors involved in a variety of complex behaviors. Utilizing methodologies and theories commonly used in behavior genetics, each chapter features an overview of the selected topic, current issues, as well as current and future research.
|Publisher:||Springer New York|
|Product dimensions:||8.27(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.05(d)|
About the Author
Dr. Yong-Kyu Kim is currently an Assistant Research Professor at the University of Georgia. Dr. Kim has been an editorial board member of Behavior Genetics since 2002 (currently he is one of the Associate Editors) and is a very active member of the Behavior Genetics Association, which is the society affiliated with the journal.
Table of Contents
Introduction.- Historical Perspective of Behavior Genetics.- Part I: Quantitative Methods and Models.- Biometrical Models in Behavioral Genetics.- QTL methodology in Behavior Genetics.- Multivariate genetics analysis.- Part II: Genetics of Cognition.- Twin Studies of General Mental Ability.- Behavioral Genetic Investigations of Cognitive Aging.- Genotype-environment interaction in reading.- Learning disabilities and Language.- Cognitive disabilities in rodents.- Neurogenetic analysis and cognitive function in Down syndrome.- Evolution of complex acoustic signals in Drosophila species.- Development and Behavior in Drosophila.- Neurogenetic disorders in Drosophila: Alzheimer’s disease.- Part III: Genetics of Personality.- Genotype-environment correlation and genetic and environmental influences on family relationships.- Personality.- Human Sexuality.- Adolescent Alcohol Use and Drug abuse.- Genetic Analysis of Conduct Disorder and Antisocial Behavior.- Selective breeding programs resulting in personality differences in rats.- The Genetics of Agonistic Behaviors in Mice.- Behavioral Laterality: Genetic and Evolutionary Approaches.- Genetics of exercise behavior and exercise ability.- Part IV: Genetics of Psychopathology.- Genetic and environmental influences on Attention Problems, Hyperactivity, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).- Anxiety and Depression in Childhood: Developmental Pathways, Genes and Environment.- Anxiety and Depression in Adulthood.- Psychoses: Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and their nonpsychotic spectra.-Genetic risk for schizophrenia: Findings from the longitudinal high-risk studies.- Dopamine D2-like receptor deficiencies as a model for cognitive deficits in schizophrenia.- Genetics of autism.- Conclusion.