Two. Behavioral Genetics

  1. Peter K. Smith4 and
  2. Craig H. Hart5
  1. Alice M. Gregory1,
  2. Harriet A. Ball2 and
  3. Tanya M. M. Button3

Published Online: 22 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444390933.ch2

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development, Second Edition

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development, Second Edition

How to Cite

Gregory, A. M., Ball, H. A. and Button, T. M. M. (2010) Behavioral Genetics, in The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development, Second Edition (eds P. K. Smith and C. H. Hart), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444390933.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Goldsmiths, University of London, London, England

  2. 5

    Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Goldsmiths, University of London, London, England

  2. 2

    King's College, University of London, London, England

  3. 3

    University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 FEB 2011
  2. Published Print: 3 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405196796

Online ISBN: 9781444390933

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Keywords:

  • disciplinary perspectives on social development;
  • behavioral genetics and behavioral genetic techniques;
  • basic techniques, by behavioral geneticists - understanding genetic and environmental influences on behavior;
  • environmental variance, into common, or shared, environmental variance;
  • phenotypic variance, gene–environment correlation (rGE) - genes and environment correlating;
  • Twin studies, and genetic relatedness - magnitude of variance components;
  • specifying genetic influences on traits;
  • rates of antisocial behavior - in young children, increasing throughout adolescence;
  • interactions between specific genetic polymorphisms - and specific environmental factors;
  • behavioral genetic studies, and information about prosocial behavior

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Behavioral Genetic Techniques

  • Specifying Genetic Influences on Traits

  • Social Behavior: Lessons From Behavioral Genetic Studies

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • References