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Are We Hardwired? : The Role of Genes in Human Behavior

Are We Hardwired? : The Role of Genes in Human Behavior - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0195178005

Cover of Are We Hardwired? : The Role of Genes in Human Behavior 00 (ISBN 978-0195178005)
ISBN13: 978-0195178005
ISBN10: 0195178009
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 2000
International: No

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Are We Hardwired? : The Role of Genes in Human Behavior - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0195178005

William R. Clark and Michael Grunstein

ISBN13: 978-0195178005
ISBN10: 0195178009
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

Are we entirely at the mercy of our chromosomes? In Are We Hardwired? Scientists William R. Clark and Michael Grunstein say the answer is both yes and no. Clark and Grunstein take us on a tour of modern genetics and behavioral science, revealing that few elements of behavior depend upon a single gene: complexes of genes, often across chromosomes, drive most of our heredity-based actions. To illustrate this point, they examine the genetic basis, and quirks, of individual behavioral traits - including aggression, sexuality, mental function, eating disorders, alcoholism, and drug abuse. They show that genes and environment are not opposing forces.