33. Nature and Nurture

  1. Robert Goodman1 and
  2. Stephen Scott2

Published Online: 16 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118340899.ch33

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition

How to Cite

Goodman, R. and Scott, S. (2012) Nature and Nurture, in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118340899.ch33

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119979685

Online ISBN: 9781118340899

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Keywords:

  • nature and nurture;
  • association, not the same as causation;
  • adoption studies, straightforward evidence to genetic third factors;
  • adverse factors clustering, within social worlds of the individual;
  • twin and adoption findings, genes, shared/non-shared environment;
  • family resemblances, attributable to shared genes than a shared environment;
  • scapegoating and favouritism, instances of non-shared environmental effect;
  • interpreting behavioural genetics, caution, to avoid overlooking facts

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Association is not the same as causation

  • Genes, shared environment and non-shared environment

  • Genetic influence

  • Precautions required when interpreting behavioural genetic studies

  • Genes and environment interact

  • Epigenetics and the environmental modulation of gene expression

  • Subject review

  • Further reading