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Behavioral Genetics: The Science of Antisocial Behavior

Laura A. Baker, Serena Bezdjian, and Adrian Raine

in The Impact of Behavioral Sciences on Criminal Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195340525
eISBN:
9780199867219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340525.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter discusses the methodologies and results of behavioral genetics studies, focusing on traits such as antisocial behavior, aggression, and behaviors associated with criminal conduct. It ... More


Genetic Influences on Attitudes, Behaviors, and Emotions in the Workplace

Remus Ilies and Nikolaos Dimotakis

in The Biological Foundations of Organizational Behavior

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226127156
eISBN:
9780226127293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226127293.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter discusses the ways in which biological and genetic factors can influence individual attitudes, cognition, and behavior at work. We argue that there are substantial genetic components to ... More


New frontiers in genetic influences on cognitive aging

Nancy L. Pedersen

in New Frontiers in Cognitive Aging

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198525691
eISBN:
9780191689369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525691.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

During the past thirty years considerable strides have been made in demonstrating that genetic effects are of importance for cognitive abilities. The first steps taken were typically to demonstrate ... More


Adolescent Psychopathology and the Developing Brain: Integrating Brain and Prevention Science

Daniel Romer and Elaine F. Walker (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195306255
eISBN:
9780199863914
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306255.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

Recent advances in our understanding of the human brain suggest that adolescence is a unique period of development during which both environmental and genetic influences can leave a lasting ... More


Are Leaders Born or Made?

Julian Barling

in The Science of Leadership: Lessons from Research for Organizational Leaders

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199757015
eISBN:
9780199372058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757015.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Whether leadership is “born or made” has long intrigued theorists, management practitioners and the lay public. While many believe that leadership in iconic figures such as Nelson Mandela must surely ... More


Implications of the genetics of alcoholism and addictions for public policy

David Goldman

in Alcohol: Science, Policy and Public Health

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199655786
eISBN:
9780191757082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655786.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter considers the implications of the genetics of alcoholism for public policy, drawing from reviews as well as original sources. The discussion covers the genetic epidemiology of alcoholism ... More


Transcriptional Regulation in Schizophrenia

Scott E. Hemby and Joann A. O’Connor

in Adolescent Psychopathology and the Developing Brain: Integrating Brain and Prevention Science

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195306255
eISBN:
9780199863914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306255.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

Psychiatric diseases such as schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorders are generally considered to be neurodevelopmental in origin. Dysregulated gene and/or protein expression in the brain of adult ... More


Genetic and Environmental Influences on Aggressive and Deviant Behavior

Ana V. Kuny-Slock and James J. Hudziak

in The Origins of Antisocial Behavior: A Developmental Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199753475
eISBN:
9780190255985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199753475.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter describes different ways in which aggression, rule breaking, and unusual behaviors are defined. This is followed by a discussion on the many approaches to identifying genetic influences ... More


What We Know About Families and Why We Should Know More

R. Urbatsch

in Families’ Values: How Parents, Siblings, and Children Affect Political Attitudes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199373604
eISBN:
9780199373628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373604.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This introductory chapter sets up the rest of the book by reviewing previous research about familial influence on politics. The scholarly literature burgeons on many relevant topics. Genetic ... More


If Innate Talent doesn’t exist, where do the data disappear?

Dean Keith Simonton

in The Complexity of Greatness: Beyond Talent or Practice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199794003
eISBN:
9780199345212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794003.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

We are endlessly fascinated by stories of the lives of geniuses and their trials and tribulations in producing their works of lasting significance. We wonder if they are somehow inherently different ... More


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