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Gene-Environment Interplay and Prosocial Behavior : An Analysis of Parent-Child Relationships


Abstract Several decades of research have concluded that child social functioning is a critical predictor of wellbeing across various developmental domains. Most scientists agree that both genetic and environmental influences play defining roles in social behavior; the processes by which they concurrently affect child development, however, has been the subject of less research. This work examines distinct mechanisms that shape child prosociality by examining genetic and environmental influences on development, via two empirical studies. The first study analyzed the evocative-reactive and the evocative-socially-mediated hypotheses as gene-environment correlation (rGE) mechanisms connecting the arginine vasopressin receptor 1a (AVPR1a) and dopamine re... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Meek, Shantel Elizabeth (Author) / Jahromi, Laudan B (Advisor) / Lemery-Chalfant, Kathryn (Advisor) / Valiente, Carlos (Committee member) / Iida, Masumi (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Developmental psychology / GENE-ENVIRONMENT INTERPLAY / PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP / PROSOCIAL DEVELOPMENT / SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 173 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Family and Human Development 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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