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Genes and Behavior Nature-Nurture Interplay Explained

By: Sir Michael Rutter(Author)
280 pages, b/w illustrations
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Genes and Behavior
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In this major book, eminent scientist Professor Sir Michael Rutter gets behind the hype of the behavioral genetics debate to provide a balanced and authoritative overview of the genetic revolution and its implications for understanding human behavior.



Chapter 1: Why is the topic of genes and behavior controversial?
Chapter 2: Concepts of behavior and of mental disorder
Chapter 3: Environmentally mediated risks
Chapter 4: Patterns of inheritance
Chapter 5: How much is nature and how much nurture?
Chapter 6: The heritability of different mental disorders and traits
Chapter 7: Finding and understanding specific susceptibility genes
Chapter 8: What genes do
Chapter 9: Nature-nurture interplay and causal pathways from genes to psychopathology
Chapter 10: What environments do to genes
Chapter 11: Conclusions. Complete reference list


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Professor Sir Michael Rutter trained in psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital, London, and in child development at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York. He was appointed to the first UK Chair in Child Psychiatry in 1973 and since his retirement in 1998, he has held a research chair in Developmental Psychopathology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, London. He has authored or edited some forty books, published over four hundred scientific papers, and has received numerous international awards and honors. Sir Michael is a member of the US Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine and a foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and of the US National Academy of Education. He received a CBE in 1985 and was knighted in 1992. He was Deputy Chairman of the Wellcome Trust from 1999 to 2004 and continues as a trustee of several foundations, including the Nuffield Foundation.

By: Sir Michael Rutter(Author)
280 pages, b/w illustrations
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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