Strong genetic effects on cross-situational antisocial behaviour among 5-year-old children according to mothers, teachers, examiner-observers, and twins' self-reports.

@article{Arseneault2003StrongGE,
  title={Strong genetic effects on cross-situational antisocial behaviour among 5-year-old children according to mothers, teachers, examiner-observers, and twins' self-reports.},
  author={Louise Arseneault and Terrie E Moffitt and Avshalom Caspi and Alan Taylor and Fruhling V. Rijsdijk and Sara R. Jaffee and Jennifer C. Ablow and Jeffrey Measelle},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  year={2003},
  volume={44 6},
  pages={832-48}
}
BACKGROUND Early childhood antisocial behaviour is a strong prognostic indicator for poor adult mental health. Thus, information about its etiology is needed. Genetic etiology is unknown because most research with young children focuses on environmental risk factors, and the few existing studies of young twins used only mothers' reports of behaviour, which may be biased. METHOD We investigated genetic influences on antisocial behaviour in a representative-plus-high-risk sample of 1116 pairs… CONTINUE READING

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