Behavior Genetic Approaches in Behavioral Medicine

  • J. Rick Turner
  • Lon R. Cardon
  • John K. Hewitt

Part of the Perspectives on Individual Differences book series (PIDF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Orientation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John K. Hewitt, J. Rick Turner
      Pages 3-13
  3. Addictive Behaviors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Andrew C. Heath, Pamela A. F. Madden
      Pages 45-66
    3. David C. Rowe, Miriam R. Linver
      Pages 67-84
  4. Stress and Reactivity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. John K. Hewitt, J. Rick Turner
      Pages 87-103
    3. Harold Snieder, Lorenz J. P. Van Doornen, Dorret I. Boomsma
      Pages 105-130
  5. Body Weight, Adiposity, and Eating Behaviors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Joanne M. Meyer
      Pages 145-166
    3. Jeanine R. Spelt, Joanne M. Meyer
      Pages 167-185
  6. Gender and Ethnicity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Chandra A. Reynolds, John K. Hewitt
      Pages 189-199
    3. Keith E. Whitfield, Toni P. Miles
      Pages 201-213
  7. Beyond Heritability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Lon R. Cardon
      Pages 237-250
  8. Epilogue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
    2. John K. Hewitt, J. Rick Turner
      Pages 253-255
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 257-273

About this book


Leading researchers examine how behavior genetics provides crucial insights into genetic and environmental influences in the development of biobehavioral disorders. These influences are illustrated by using the examples of cardiovascular disease, obesity and eating disorders, alcohol use and abuse, and smoking behavior. Contributors discuss the relevance of molecular genetic approaches and twin and family designs to the complex field of behavior medicine research.


Gender behavior development genetics stress

Editors and affiliations

  • J. Rick Turner
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lon R. Cardon
    • 3
  • John K. Hewitt
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics and Georgia Prevention InstituteMedical College of GeorgiaAugustaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pediatrics and Preventive MedicineUniversity of TennesseeMemphisUSA
  3. 3.Sequana TherapeuticsLa JollaUSA
  4. 4.Institute for Behavioral GeneticsUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA

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