DNA and Destiny: Nature and Nurture in Human Behavior

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Index
A1 allele, 107,210-213, 215-216
Abortion, 182, 272
Achievement tests, 80-81
Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), 190-192
Addiction, 107, 204, 213-216
Adoption study, 98-99, 128-130, 224- 226
Alcohol, 50, 203-204
Alcohol abuse, 205-206, 207
Alcohol dependence, 205-206, 207
Alcoholism, 107, 203-213, 222, 227, 228, 271
Allele-sharing analysis, 67
Alzheimer's disease, 104, 154-157, 268
Amish, Old Order, 142-144
Aptitude tests, 80
Arson, 223, 234
Assault, 217, 223-224
Assortative mating, 29-30, 122, 207
Attention deficit disorder (ADD), 141- 142, 159, 180, 211-212, 229- 230
Autism, 107, 157-159, 211-212
Balancing selection, 154, 200-201
Bell Curve, The, 4, 21, 46, 75-76, 113- 114, 119-121, 130-135, 261
Bell curve, 250-251
Benzer, Seymour, 87-88
Brain anatomy, 188-193, 246-247
Brain volume, 245-246
Cancer, 93, 101, 103-108
"Cancer family," 101, 103, 107, 109-110
Chaos theory, 4
Child abuse, 219-220
Cholera, 16
Chromosome, 6, 64; see also X chromosome, Y chromosome
Circadian rhythm, 89
Content bias, 85-86
Courtship song, 11-12
Creativity, 145-146
Cross-fostering study, 128-130, 208- 210
Cultural bias, 80-82, 85
Cystic fibrosis (CF), 16-17, 95, 268
Darwin, Charles, 3, 35, 36, 200
Davenport, Charles, 41-42
Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), 5-6, 11, 65, 261-262
Depression, clinical, 145, 146-148, 228
Diabetes, 68-70, 106
Diethylstilbestrol (DES), 186-187
Dizygotic (DZ) twins: see Twins, fraternal
Dopamine, 210-213, 215, 234
Drosophila, 10-12, 87-88, 92
Drug addiction: see Addiction
Dyslexia, 180-182
Education, 77-78, 120-121
Environment, social, 49-53, 56-61

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Acknowledgments v
  • Contents vii
  • 1 - Genes and Human Behavior 1
  • 2 - The Old Nature Versus Nurture Debate 21
  • 3 - The Dark History of Eugenics 33
  • 4 - The Nature of Nurture Defining Environmental Influences 49
  • 5 - New Tools for an Old Problem 63
  • 6 - New Improvements in the Old Tools 79
  • 7 - The Inheritance of Disease a Paradigm for the Inheritance of Behavior? 93
  • 8 - Intelligence 113
  • 9 - Mental Disorders 137
  • 10 - Personality Traits 161
  • 11 - Sexual Orientation 185
  • 12 - Alcoholism and Addictive Behavior 203
  • 13 - Crime and Violence 217
  • 14 - Sex, Genes, and Testosterone 239
  • 15 - Biology and Social Responsibility 261
  • Epilogue 279
  • References 283
  • Index 293
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