Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIII
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John C. Loehlin
      Pages 3-11
  3. Quantitative Methods and Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Michael C. Neale
      Pages 15-33
    3. Stacey S. Cherny
      Pages 35-45
    4. Danielle Posthuma
      Pages 47-59
  4. Genetics of Cognition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Nancy L. Segal, Wendy Johnson
      Pages 81-99
    3. Deborah Finkel, Chandra A. Reynolds
      Pages 101-112
    4. Jiska S. Peper, Marcel P. Zwiers, Dorret I. Boomsma, Reneacute S. Kahn, Hilleke E. Hulshoff Pol
      Pages 137-157
    5. Christopher Janus, Michael J. Galsworthy, David P. Wolfer, Hans Welzl
      Pages 159-174
    6. Pierre L. Roubertoux, Michéle Carlier
      Pages 175-185
    7. Anneli Hoikkala, Dominique Mazzi
      Pages 187-196
    8. Koichi Iijima, Kanae Iijima-Ando, Yi Zhong
      Pages 197-206
  5. Genetics of Personality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Jennifer A. Ulbricht, Jenae M. Neiderhiser
      Pages 209-221

About this book


Handbook of Behavior Genetics

Edited by Yong-Kyu Kim


With the mapping of the human genome, behavior genetics attracted interest as a new lens for studying complex behavior patterns and disorders. This specialty has evolved into an emergent common ground for scientists of diverse fields, including psychology, psychiatry, neurology, biochemistry, and endocrinology as well as genetics.

The Handbook of Behavior Genetics provides psychology, psychiatry, and genetics students with a solid research framework on the role of genes and other factors in a variety of intricate behaviors. Internationally-known experts begin each chapter with an overview of a subject and discuss its latest issues, advances, and controversies, and emerging areas of importance. The genetics of personality, pathology, and cognition are examined, with topics as diverse as childhood temperament, Down syndrome, exercise behavior, handedness, and speech disorders. Through these findings, contributors identify clear directions for the field in its next decade.

A sampling of the Handbook’s coverage:

  • Methods and models: biometrical, QTL, animal models.
  • Twin studies of mental ability.
  • Genetic and environmental influences on sexual orientation.
  • The genetics of pathological conditions, including ADHD, antisocial behavior, childhood depression, schizophrenia, and autism.
  • Attention and working memory.
  • Substance use and abuse disorders.
  • Cognitive aging.

The Handbook of Behavior Genetics brings new clarity to the ongoing study of nature and nurture, and is a suitable text for graduate and doctoral students in this robust field.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Yong-Kyu Kim
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GeorgiaAthensUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer New York 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-76726-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-76727-7
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