Nature, nurture, and psychopathology: A new look at an old topic

@inproceedings{Rutter1991NatureNA,
  title={Nature, nurture, and psychopathology: A new look at an old topic},
  author={Michael Rutter},
  year={1991}
}
The important implications for developmental psychopathology that derive from advances in psychiatric and behavioral genetics are discussed in relation to a series of mistaken stereotypes: that strong effects mean that environmental influences must be unimportant; that genes provide a limit to potential; that genetic strategies are of no value for studying environmental influences; that nature and nurture are separate; that genes for serious diseases are necessarily bad; that diseases have… CONTINUE READING

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