Differential susceptibility in youth: evidence that 5-HTTLPR x positive parenting is associated with positive affect ‘for better and worse'

@inproceedings{Hankin2011DifferentialSI,
  title={Differential susceptibility in youth: evidence that 5-HTTLPR x positive parenting is associated with positive affect ‘for better and worse'},
  author={Benjamin L. Hankin and Esther Nederhof and Caroline W Oppenheimer and Jessica Jenness and Jami F. Young and John R. Z. Abela and Andrew Smolen and Johan Ormel and Albertine J Oldehinkel},
  booktitle={Translational Psychiatry},
  year={2011}
}
Positive affect has been implicated in the phenomenological experience of various psychiatric disorders, vulnerability to develop psychopathology and overall socio-emotional functioning. However, developmental influences that may contribute to positive affect have been understudied. Here, we studied youths’ 5-HTTLPR genotype and rearing environment (degree of positive and supportive parenting) to investigate the differential susceptibility hypothesis (DSH) that youth carrying short alleles of 5… CONTINUE READING
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