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Published: 23 January 2020

392 Pages


ISBN: 9780198716877

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How Genes Influence Behavior

Second Edition

Jonathan Flint, Ralph J. Greenspan, and Kenneth S. Kendler

  • Takes a personal and lively approach to the study of behavioral genetics, creating an accessible and engaging introduction for students
  • Strikes the right balance between covering essential biology and maintaining an appropriate focus on the main issues of relevance to psychology students
  • Emphasis on looking critically at methods and results helps students develop and apply their own critical thinking skills
  • Tackles common misconceptions and misunderstandings in the field
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this Edition:

  • Additional biology content helps students to understand the biological foundations of the field.
  • A new final chapter guides students through a range of quantitative approaches using worked examples that relate directly to cases and examples used earlier in the text, and addresses current issues arising from debates around reproducibility.
  • Updates coverage of genomic technologies and their applications in genetics and epigenetics.
  • Covers a wider range of disorders, including autism spectrum disorder, eating disorders, and intellectual disability.
  • A new chapter covers advances in behavioral genetics that have used non-standard model organisms, both invertebrates and vertebrates.
  • Provides an up-to-date review of the discoveries stemming from genome-wide association studies of human psychiatric disease and behavior.

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