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A Quantitative Genetic Analysis of Caregiver-reported and Observed Fear, Anger, and Sadness in Middle Childhood


Abstract The purpose of the current study was to use structural equation modeling-based quantitative genetic models to characterize latent genetic and environmental influences on proneness to three discrete negative emotions in middle childhood, according to mother-report, father-report and in-home observation. One primary aim was to test the extent to which covariance among the three emotions could be accounted for by a single, common genetically- and environmentally-influenced negative emotionality factor. A second aim was to examine the extent to which different reporters appeared to be tapping into the same genetically- and environmentally-influenced aspects of each emotion. According to mother- and father-report, moderate to high genetic influe... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Clifford, Sierra (Author) / Lemery, Kathryn (Advisor) / Shiota, Michelle (Committee member) / Eisenberg, Nancy (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Psychology / Developmental psychology / emotion / genetics / psychology / temperament / twins
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 205 pages
Language English
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Note M.A. Psychology 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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