Suitable for undergraduate or graduate students from a variety of disciplines, including Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, Anthropology, and Sociology, this work covers a range of topics relevant to Behavior Genetics, from an introduction to the field to the discussion of broader principles, all presented in an orderly sequence.
PART I: AN INTRODUCTION TO BEHVIOR GENETICS; 1. Introducing Behavior Genetics: Origin 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; PART II: HERITABILITY, ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES, AND METHODS OF STUDY; 5. Simple Inheritance; 6. Complex Inheritance; 7. Genes and Environment; 8. Research Techniques in Heritability Studies; PART III: GENETIC INFLUENCES ON BEHAVIOR AND BEHAVIORAL DISORDERS; 9. Normal Behavioral Development; 10. Cognitive Disorders; 11. Disorders of Mood, Anxiety, and Personality; 12 Other Psychiatric Disorders; PART IV: OTHER GENETIC INFLUENCES, COUNSELING, AND THE FUTURE; 13. Sex Chromosome Abnormalities 14. Genetic Counseling, Applied Pharmacogenomics, and Gene Therapy; 15. The Future of Behavior Genetics.