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The Origins of Antisocial BehaviorA Developmental Perspective$
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Christopher R. Thomas and Kayla Pope

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199753475

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199753475.001.0001

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Genetic and Environmental Influences on Aggressive and Deviant Behavior

Genetic and Environmental Influences on Aggressive and Deviant Behavior

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(p.39) 2 Genetic and Environmental Influences on Aggressive and Deviant Behavior
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The Origins of Antisocial Behavior
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Ana V. Kuny-Slock

James J. Hudziak

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199753475.003.0002

This chapter describes different ways in which aggression, rule breaking, and unusual behaviors are defined. This is followed by a discussion on the many approaches to identifying genetic influences on these definitions. After a brief introduction and literature review, the chapter outlines common quantitative measures of unusual behavior, describes the development and subtypes of unusual behavior, and examines behavioral genetic studies of unusual behavior. It also analyzes aggression and unusual behavior from a perspective of twin and adoption studies, as well as of familial variable studies.

Keywords:   aggression, rule breaking, unusual behaviors, genetic influences, familial variable studies, genetic studies

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