Sex differences in the etiology of aggressive and nonaggressive antisocial behavior: results from two twin studies.

@article{Eley1999SexDI,
  title={Sex differences in the etiology of aggressive and nonaggressive antisocial behavior: results from two twin studies.},
  author={Thalia C Eley and Paul Lichtenstein and Judith M. Stevenson},
  journal={Child development},
  year={1999},
  volume={70 1},
  pages={
          155-68
        }
}
Recent theory and results from twin and adoption studies of children and adolescents suggest greater genetic influence on aggressive as compared to nonaggressive antisocial behavior. In addition, quantitative or qualitative differences in the etiology of these behaviors in males and females have been indicated in the literature. The Child Behavior Checklist was completed by the parents of 1022 Swedish twin pairs aged 7-9 years and of 501 British twin pairs aged 8-16 years. Genetic factors… CONTINUE READING
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