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For over four decades, Behavioral Genetics has explored the crossroads where psychology and genetics meet, advancing step by step with this dynamic area of research as new discoveries emerge. The new Sixth Edition takes its place as the clearest, most up-to-date overview of human and animal behavioral genetics available, introducing students to the field’s underlying principles, defining experiments, recent advances, and ongoing controversies.

Table of Contents

1. Overview
2. Mendel’s Laws of Heredity
3. Beyond Mendel’s Laws
4. DNA: The Basis of Heredity
5. Animal Models in Behavioral Genetics
6. Nature, Nurture and Human Behavior
7. Estimating Genetic and Environmental Influences
8. The Interplay between Genes and Environment
9. Identifying Genes
10. Pathways between Genes and Behavior
11. Cognitive Disabilities
12. General Cognitive Ability
13. Specific Cognitive Abilities
14. Schizophrenia
15. Other Adult Psychopathology
16. Developmental Psychopathology
17. Personality and Personality Disorders
18. Substance Use Disorders
19. Health Psychology and Aging
20. Evolution and Behavior
21. The Future of Behavioral Genetics

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