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Resilience in Gene–Environment Transactions

Abstract

Resilient children are not simply “born that way,” nor are they “made from scratch” by their experiences. Genetic and environmental factors operate conjointly as protectors against a variety of risks to healthy development, ranging from resistance to bacteria and viruses to resistance to maltreatment and rejection. The key question is how genes and environments work together to produce resilient children and adults.

Keywords

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Effortful Control
  • Serotonin Transporter Gene
  • Maternal Warmth
  • Nonshared Environmental Influence

These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

This chapter is an updated and modified version of the chapter from the first edition (Deater-Deckard, Ivy, & Smith, 2004). The majority of the modifications involved inclusion of recent research on molecular genetic studies and findings. Some portions of the chapter were not modified from the prior edition.

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Wang, Z., Deater-Deckard, K. (2013). Resilience in Gene–Environment Transactions. In: Goldstein, S., Brooks, R. (eds) Handbook of Resilience in Children. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3661-4_4

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