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An Introduction to Behavior Genetics

Terence J. Bazzett

Publication Date - September 2008

ISBN: 9780878930494

423 pages
7 X 9.5 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $144.99

Introduces concepts from the field of behavior genetics


This book introduces concepts from the field of behavior genetics at a level readily comprehended by upper-division undergraduates, or graduate students from a variety of disciplines including Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, Anthropology and Sociology.

About the Author(s)

Terence J. Bazzett is Associate Professor of Psychology and Associate Dean of the College, State University of New York College at Geneseo. He earned a B.S. in Psychology from Central Michigan University and a Ph.D. in Biopsychology from SUNY Buffalo. Previous publications include a Study Guide for Kolb and Whishaw's Introduction to Brain and Behavior. Dr. Bazzett was recognized by the SUNY Research Foundation for his development of an automated mouse reaching chamber, now licensed by Lafayette Instrument. His major research interest is genetic influences on neurodegenerative disorders, with particular focus on animal models of Huntington disease.

Table of Contents

    I. An Introduction to Behavior Genetics

    1. Introducing Behavior Genetics: Origins and History
    2. The Basis of Genetics--DNA, RNA, Chromosomes, and Genes
    3. Neurogenetics and Neuropharmacology
    4. Methods of Genetic Discovery and the Human Genome Project

    II. Heritability, Environmental Influences, and Methods of Study

    5. Simple Inheritance
    6. Inheritance of Complex Traits
    7. Genes and Environment
    8. Research Methods in Quantitative Genetics

    III. Genetic Influences on Behavior and Behavioral Disorders

    9. Normal Behavioral Development
    10. Primary Cognitive Disorders
    11. Psychiatric Disorders with a Cognitive Component
    12. Disorders of Mood, Anxiety, and Personality

    IV. Other Genetic Influences, Counseling, and the Future

    13. Beyond Psychotherapy: General Health Risks and Sex Chromosome Abnormalities
    14. Genetic Counseling, Applied Pharmacogenomics, and Gene Therapy
    15. The Future of Behavior Genetics

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