Psychological Genetics: Understanding the Nature of Psychological Differences Through Etiology

  • Kristian E. Markon
Part of the Issues in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ICCP)


Questions about the roles of nature and nurture in human behavior have changed radically over time. Arguments about whether genes or environment play a role in human behavior have largely been resolved, with a well-documented role for both factors in the development of psychological and behavioral traits. Correspondingly, the nature of inquiry about genetic influences has changed, to instead focus on how genes exert their influences, with regard to the specific genes involved, the biological processes underlying their expression, and the environmental and psychological factors initiating these processes.


Personality Disorder Family Environment Psychological Feature Psychological Trait Schizotypal Personality Disorder 
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  • Kristian E. Markon
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  1. 1.University of IowaIowa CityUSA

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