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Genetic, Sexual, and Hormonal Factors

JOHN W. RENFREW

in Aggression and Its Causes: A Biopsychosocial Approach

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195082302
eISBN:
9780199846894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082302.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines a study on the influence or the role of hormonal, sexual, and genetic factors in aggression. The findings reveal that genetic factors have more of a preparatory role when they ... More


Summary and Conclusions

K. Warner Schaie

in Developmental Influences on Adult Intelligence: The Seattle longitudinal study

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195156737
eISBN:
9780199786817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156737.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter presents conclusions from the Seattle Longitudinal Study. The lessons learned are reviewed in the context of the five questions considered in this book regarding the life course of ... More


Memory Ability during Middle Childhood and Early Adolescence in the Colorado Adoption Project

Stephen A. Petrill and Sally-Ann Rhea

in Nature, Nurture, and the Transition to Early Adolescence

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195157475
eISBN:
9780199848065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157475.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter explores memory ability in the Colorado Adoption Project (CAP) at ages nine, ten, twelve, and fourteen. Although memory has been examined ... More


Genetic Influences on Temperament in Early Adolescence: A Multimethod Perspective

Jeffrey R. Gagne, Kimberly J. Saudino, and Stacey S. Cherny

in Nature, Nurture, and the Transition to Early Adolescence

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195157475
eISBN:
9780199848065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157475.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Although twin studies of infant and child temperament consistently yield evidence of moderate genetic influences, adoption studies do not. For example, ... More


Developmental Analysis of IQ

E. G. Bishop, Stacey S. Cherny, and John K. Hewitt

in Nature, Nurture, and the Transition to Early Adolescence

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195157475
eISBN:
9780199848065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157475.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter describes some aspects of the development of general cognitive ability from infancy through the transition to early adolescence. This is ... More


Genetic and Environmental Influences on Individual Differences in Language and Theory of Mind: Common or Distinct?

Claire Hughes

in Why Language Matters for Theory of Mind

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195159912
eISBN:
9780199847150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159912.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter presents data from two twin studies conducted at two different times in development—3;6 years and 5;0 years. Both studies showed a strong correlation between general verbal ability and ... More


Maternal Reports of Differential Treatment during Early Adolescence: A Longitudinal Study of Genetic Influences and Links to Child Well-Being

Rebecca Hobson, Beth Manke, and Shirley Mcguire

in Nature, Nurture, and the Transition to Early Adolescence

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195157475
eISBN:
9780199848065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157475.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Although the main focus of behavioral genetic studies is to disentangle sibling resemblance due to genetic factors from resemblance due to shared ... More


Genetic Influences on Life Events in Middle Childhood and Early Adolescence

Kimberly J. Saudino, Jeffrey R. Gagne, and Madeline Becker

in Nature, Nurture, and the Transition to Early Adolescence

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195157475
eISBN:
9780199848065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157475.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

One of the most interesting findings to emerge from recent behavioral genetic research is that genetic factors contribute substantially to many measures ... More


Mate Choice: The Evolution of Sexual Decision Making from Microbes to Humans

Gil G. Rosenthal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691150673
eISBN:
9781400885466
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150673.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The popular consensus on mate choice has long been that females select mates likely to pass good genes to offspring. This book overturns much of this conventional wisdom. Providing the first ... More


The genetics of genius

David T. Lykken

in Genius and the Mind: Studies of Creativity and Temperament

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523734
eISBN:
9780191688997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523734.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter outlines the advances in molecular genetics and discusses their application to genius. The chapter points out, the question is no longer whether genetic or environmental factors ... More


Nongenetic Factors in the Individuality of Brain Aging:: Cell Numbers, Developmental Environment, and Disease

Caleb E. Finch

in Brain and Memory: Modulation and Mediation of Neuroplasticity

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195082944
eISBN:
9780199847877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082944.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Genetic variations within a population have major influences on brain functions later in life, as exemplified by Alzheimer's disease and other familial organic brain syndromes, as well as by the ... More


Somatic Complaints from Early Childhood to Early Adolescence

Nicholas Giardino and Richard Rende

in Nature, Nurture, and the Transition to Early Adolescence

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195157475
eISBN:
9780199848065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157475.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Somatic complaints are common in childhood. Recurrent pain, for example, may occur in as many as 30% of all children. In addition, 2–10% of children ... More


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