Genetic Contributions to Antisocial Personality and Behavior: A Meta-Analytic Review From an Evolutionary Perspective

  title={Genetic Contributions to Antisocial Personality and Behavior: A Meta-Analytic Review From an Evolutionary Perspective},
  author={Christopher J. Ferguson},
  journal={The Journal of Social Psychology},
  pages={160 - 180}
  • C. Ferguson
  • Published 26 February 2010
  • Psychology, Biology
  • The Journal of Social Psychology
ABSTRACT Evidence from behavioral genetics supports the conclusion that a significant amount of the variance in antisocial personality and behavior (APB) is due to genetic contributions. Many scientific fields such as psychology, medicine, and criminal justice struggle to incorporate this information with preexisting paradigms that focused exclusively on external or learned etiology of antisocial behavior. The current paper presents a meta-analytic review of behavioral genetic etiological… 

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