• Publications
  • Influence
Temperament: Early Developing Personality Traits
1. Introduction 2. Evolution and Development 3. The Pediatric Approach 4. Arousal 5. Emotionality 6. Sociability 7. Theory and Measurement of EAS 8. Behavioral Genetics 9. Heredity and the EASExpand
Genome-wide Association Analysis Identifies 14 New Risk Loci for Schizophrenia
It is estimated that 8,300 independent, mostly common SNPs contribute to risk for schizophrenia and that these collectively account for at least 32% of the variance in liability. Expand
Behavioral genetics.
  • R. Plomin
  • Medicine
  • Research publications - Association for Research…
  • 1991
From the combination of knowledge and actions, someone can improve their skill and ability, which will lead them to live and work much better and this behavioral genetics tells you. Expand
Genetic risk and a primary role for cell-mediated immune mechanisms in multiple sclerosis
Moderate powered genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have enabled more than 20 additional risk loci to be identified and have shown that multiple variants exerting modest individual effects have a key role in disease susceptibility. Expand
Gene–environment interaction analysis of serotonin system markers with adolescent depression
There was a significant genotype–environmental risk interaction for 5HTTLPR in female subjects only, with the effect being in the same direction as another recent study, reaffirming that an important source of genetic heterogeneity is exposure to environmental risk. Expand
Roundtable: what is temperament? Four approaches.
Theorists representing 4 positions--Goldsmith, Buss and Plomin, Rothbart, and Thomas and Chess--outline their views by responding to each of 6 questions on the definition of temperament. Expand
Time to give up on a single explanation for autism
We argue that there will be no single (genetic or cognitive) cause for the diverse symptoms defining autism. We present recent evidence of behavioral fractionation of social impairment, communicationExpand
Interaction between ERAP1 and HLA-B27 in ankylosing spondylitis implicates peptide handling in the mechanism for HLA-B27 in disease susceptibility
It is shown that polymorphisms of ERAP1, which encodes an endoplasmic reticulum aminopeptidase involved in peptide trimming before HLA class I presentation, only affect ankylosing spondylitis risk in HLA-B27–positive individuals. Expand
Parental feeding style and the inter-generational transmission of obesity risk.
The results suggest that the stereotype of the obese mother, who uses food in nonnutritive ways so that her child also becomes obese, is more likely to be myth than fact, but the results raise the possibility that lack of control of food intake might contribute to the emergence of differences in weight. Expand