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Understanding Behavior Problems and Competencies across Childhood through the Contributions of Parental Warmth and Rejection and Dopamine, Vasopressin, and Neuropeptide-Y Genes

Abstract Externalizing behaviors are pervasive, widespread, and disruptive across a multitude of settings and developmental contexts. While the conventional diathesis-stress model typically measures the disordered end of the spectrum, studies that span the range of behavior, from externalizing to competence behaviors, are necessary to see the full picture. To that end, this study examined the additive and nonadditive relations of a dimension of parenting (ranging from warm to rejecting), and variants in dopamine, vasopressin, and neuropeptide-y receptor genes on externalizing/competence in a large sample of predominantly Caucasian twin children in toddlerhood, middle childhood, and early adolescence. Variants within each gene were hypothesized to in... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor O'Brien, Theah Caitlin (Author) / Lemery-Chalfant, Kathryn (Advisor) / Eisenberg, Nancy (Committee member) / Enders, Craig (Committee member) / Nagoshi, Craig (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Psychology / Genetics / Behavioral Competence / Dopamine / Externalizing / Neuropeptide-Y / Parental warmth / Vasopressin
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 169 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Psychology 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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