Robert Plomin, John C. DeFries, Valerie S. Knopik, Jenae M. Neiderhiser, Behavioral Genetics (6th Edition)

  title={Robert Plomin, John C. DeFries, Valerie S. Knopik, Jenae M. Neiderhiser, Behavioral Genetics (6th Edition)},
  author={Chandra A. Reynolds},
  journal={Behavior Genetics},
  • C. Reynolds
  • Published 16 June 2013
  • Biology
  • Behavior Genetics
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Introduction to Quantitative Genetics.
The genetic constitution of a population: Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium and changes in gene frequency: migration mutation, changes of variance, and heritability are studied.
Quantitative genetic analysis of latent growth curve models of cognitive abilities in adulthood.
Biometrical latent growth models were used to examine sources of variability for ability level (intercept) and change (linear and quadratic effects) for verbal, fluid, memory, and perceptual speed abilities in the Swedish Adoption/Twin Study of Aging to provide support for theories of the increasing influence of the environment with age on cognitive abilities.
Genotype–Environment Interactions: Cognitive Aging and Social Factors
Results suggested that nonshared environmental influences associated with depressive symptoms may moderate the G × E relationship observed for ESR1 and APOE and longitudinal semantic memory change whereby noncarriers of putative risk alleles may be relatively more sensitive to depressionevoking environmental contexts than carriers of the risk allele.
The genetics and neuropathology of Alzheimer’s disease
Together, these discoveries point toward a new era in neurodegenerative disease research that impacts not only AD but also related illnesses that produce cognitive and behavioral deficits.
Genetic amplification and the individualization of the parent–child relationship across adolescence
It is inferred that the parent–child relationship may become increasingly influenced by the particular characteristics of the child (many of which are genetically influenced), gradually displacing the effects of parental or societal ideas of child rearing.
Behavioral Traits are Affected by Selective Breeding for Increased Wheel-Running Behavior in Mice
Although the generality of the results would need to be confirmed in future studies including all eight lines in the selection experiment, the increased routine and exploratory behavior (at least in the lines used in the present study) may be adaptive to sustain high activity levels.
The biological control of voluntary exercise, spontaneous physical activity and daily energy expenditure in relation to obesity: human and rodent perspectives
Increasing NEAT may be an effective way to maintain DEE and combat overweight and obesity, and several lines of evidence demonstrate the important role of dopamine, in addition to other neural signaling networks, in the control of voluntary exercise.