Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 October 2004

336 Pages | numerous line drawings


ISBN: 9780195178005

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Are We Hardwired?

The Role of Genes in Human Behavior

William R. Clark and Michael Grunstein

  • Addresses one of the most controversial topics in human biology, the role of genes in governing behaviour
  • Includes discussion of all the politically sensitive issues of behaviour genetics as applied to humans - susceptibilities to disease, eating disorders, aggression, intelligence, addiction, etc. with impeccable balance
  • The genetic and molecular basis of human behaviour is explained within the broader context of animal behaviour generally. Clark's sensitive touch yields a finely grained, yet completely accessible, picture of behaviour as a complex interaction of nature and nurture.

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