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Advances in Behavior Genetics

Gene-Environment Interplay in Interpersonal Relationships across the Lifespan

Editors: Horwitz, Briana N., Neiderhiser, Jenae M. (Eds.)

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  • Provides unique focus on behavior genetic studies that examine interpersonal relationships across the lifespan
  • Highlights novel genetically informed designs such as the Children of Twins Design, the Extended Children of Twins Design, and the prospective adoption design
  • Concludes with discussion of implications of preventive interventions, as well as how behavioral genetics and intervention science can work together​
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About this book

Intriguing new findings on how genes and environments work together through different stages of life take the spotlight in this significant collection. Studies from infancy to late adulthood show both forces as shaping individuals' relationships within family and non-family contexts, and examine how these relationships, in turn, continue to shape the individual. Transitional periods, in which individuals become more autonomous and relationships and personal identities become more complicated, receive special emphasis. In addition, chapters shed light on the extent to which the quantity and quality of genetic and environmental influence may shift across and even within life stages.

Included in the coverage:

  • Gene-environment interplay in parenting young children.
  • The sibling relationship as a source of shared environment.
  • Gene-environment transactions in childhood and adolescent problematic peer relationships.
  • Toward a developmentally sensitive and genetically informed perspective on popularity.
  • Spouse, parent, and co-worker: roles and relationships in adulthood.
  • The family system as a unit of clinical care: the role of genetic systems.

Behavioral geneticists, clinical psychologists, and family therapists will find in Gene-Environment Interplay in Interpersonal Relationships across the Lifespan a window into current thinking on the subject, new perspectives for understanding clients and cases, and ideas for further study.

About the authors

Briana N. Horwitz, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at California State University, Fullerton. She completed her undergraduate studies at The University of California, Los Angeles and her doctoral studies at the University of California, Irvine. She also served as a postdoctoral fellow under the advisement of Dr. Neiderhiser at the Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests are in understanding the sources and directions of the associations among interpersonal relationships and functioning across the lifespan and more specifically to investigate how genetic and environmental factors explain these associations.

Jenae M. Neiderhiser, Ph.D., is Liberal Arts Research Professor in the Department of Psychology and Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at The Pennsylvania State University. She completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology at The University of Pittsburgh and her doctoral studies in Human Development and Family Studies at The Pennsylvania State University. She is currently serving as Associate Editor for the Journal of Research on Adolescence and is on the editorial board of Development and Psychopathology and Child Development. She is also serving as a board member for the Society for Prevention Research. Her research interests are in understanding the interplay between genes and environment throughout the lifespan. The environmental influences that she has examined most closely are interpersonal relationships-including parent-child, spouse, sibling, and peer relationships. Examining how individuals influence their environments, in part because of their genetically-influenced characteristics, has long been a focus on her work.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Gene-Environment Interplay, Interpersonal Relationships, and Development: A Volume Introduction

    Pages 1-12

    Horwitz, Briana N. (et al.)

  • Gene-Environment Interplay in Parenting Young Children

    Pages 13-55

    Henry, Jeffrey (et al.)

  • Parenting in Childhood

    Pages 57-81

    Pike, Alison (et al.)

  • The Sibling Relationship as a Source of Shared Environment

    Pages 83-95

    McGuire, Shirley (et al.)

  • Gene-Environment Transactions in Childhood and Adolescence: Problematic Peer Relationships

    Pages 97-129

    Brendgen, Mara (et al.)

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Hardcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-2922-1
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-4433-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gene-Environment Interplay in Interpersonal Relationships across the Lifespan
Editors
  • Briana N. Horwitz
  • Jenae M. Neiderhiser
Series Title
Advances in Behavior Genetics
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-2923-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-2923-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-2922-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4433-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 281
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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