Chapter 5. Probabilistic Epigenesis and Modern Behavioral and Neural Genetics

  1. Kathryn E. Hood2,
  2. Carolyn Tucker Halpern3,
  3. Gary Greenberg4 and
  4. Richard M. Lerner5
  1. Douglas Wahlsten

Published Online: 13 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444327632.ch5

Handbook of Developmental Science, Behavior, and Genetics

Handbook of Developmental Science, Behavior, and Genetics

How to Cite

Wahlsten, D. (2010) Probabilistic Epigenesis and Modern Behavioral and Neural Genetics, in Handbook of Developmental Science, Behavior, and Genetics (eds K. E. Hood, C. T. Halpern, G. Greenberg and R. M. Lerner), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444327632.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

    The Pennsylvania State University, USA

  2. 3

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

  3. 4

    Wichita State University, USA

  4. 5

    Tufts University, USA

Author Information

  1. University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 13 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405187824

Online ISBN: 9781444327632

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Keywords:

  • probabilistic epigenesis and modern behavioral and neural genetics;
  • developmental system theory, in light of modern genetics - development system complexity;
  • new molecular biology, a window into a world of complexity - and mind boggling;
  • bi-directional features of nervous system functioning;
  • context and phenotypic expression;
  • genetic background problems - gene-gene interaction or epistasis;
  • future of additivity theory in psychology;
  • new molecular biology, tools for psychologist - minuscule size of specific gene effect on IQ

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Gottlieb's Influence

  • Developmental System Theory in the Light of Modern Genetics

  • The Future of Additivity Theory in Psychology

  • References