Handbook of Behavior Genetics

Editors: Kim, Yong-Kyu (Ed.)

  • Covers the role that behavior genetics plays in the most current issues in behavior genetics such as schizophrenia, autism, alcoholism, smoking, and drug abuse
  • Features contributions from behavior geneticists and psychologists who share their latest empirical findings
  • Utilizes the latest molecular techniques and methodologies that students can apply to future research
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Handbook of Behavior Genetics

Edited by Yong-Kyu Kim

 

With the mapping of the human genome, behavior genetics attracted interest as a new lens for studying complex behavior patterns and disorders. This specialty has evolved into an emergent common ground for scientists of diverse fields, including psychology, psychiatry, neurology, biochemistry, and endocrinology as well as genetics.

The Handbook of Behavior Genetics provides psychology, psychiatry, and genetics students with a solid research framework on the role of genes and other factors in a variety of intricate behaviors. Internationally-known experts begin each chapter with an overview of a subject and discuss its latest issues, advances, and controversies, and emerging areas of importance. The genetics of personality, pathology, and cognition are examined, with topics as diverse as childhood temperament, Down syndrome, exercise behavior, handedness, and speech disorders. Through these findings, contributors identify clear directions for the field in its next decade.

A sampling of the Handbook’s coverage:

  • Methods and models: biometrical, QTL, animal models.
  • Twin studies of mental ability.
  • Genetic and environmental influences on sexual orientation.
  • The genetics of pathological conditions, including ADHD, antisocial behavior, childhood depression, schizophrenia, and autism.
  • Attention and working memory.
  • Substance use and abuse disorders.
  • Cognitive aging.

The Handbook of Behavior Genetics brings new clarity to the ongoing study of nature and nurture, and is a suitable text for graduate and doctoral students in this robust field.

About the authors

Dr. Yong-Kyu Kim is currently an Assistant Research Professor at the University of Georgia. Dr. Kim has been an editorial board member of Behavior Genetics since 2002 (currently he is one of the Associate Editors) and is a very active member of the Behavior Genetics Association, which is the society affiliated with the journal.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“To write the 34 chapters, Dr. Kim is to be congratulated on assembling a team of the leading behavior geneticists currently working in the field. … this is an important contribution to behavior genetics reference literature and is certainly useful for behavior geneticists wanting a readily accessible survey of any topic it covers. Among the striking features of this handbook are the quality of the historical introductions and the high level of scholarship in the chapters. We expect this handbook will be widely used.”­­­ (John K. Hewitt, Marty Hahn and Christina Hewitt, Behavior Genetics, Vol. 40, May, 2010)

“The handbook of behavior genetics (HBG) includes a diverse and fairly comprehensive compilation of chapters on topics ranging from human behavioral laterality to animal models of aggression. … HBG an excellent companion text for undergraduate and graduate courses on behavior genetics, recommended reading for scientists seeking an introduction to the research area and a fine reference for the seasoned behavior genetics investigator. … Overall, HBG is good reading for the novice and the aficionado … .” (Arpana Agrawal, Frontiers in Behavioral and Psychiatric Genetics, April, 2012)


Table of contents (34 chapters)

  • History of Behavior Genetics

    Loehlin, John C.

    Pages 3-11

  • Biometrical Models in Behavioral Genetics

    Neale, Michael C.

    Pages 15-33

  • QTL Methodology in Behavior Genetics

    Cherny, Stacey S.

    Pages 35-45

  • Multivariate Genetic Analysis

    Posthuma, Danielle

    Pages 47-59

  • Models of Human Behavior: Talking to the Animals

    Fisch, Gene S.

    Pages 61-77

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eBook $269.00
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Hardcover $339.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-76726-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $339.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-6747-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Behavior Genetics
Editors
  • Yong-Kyu Kim
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-76727-7
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-76727-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-76726-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-6747-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 564
Number of Illustrations and Tables
97 b/w illustrations
Topics