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By Daniel Cervone PhD, Walter Mischel PhD

This definitive quantity lays the principles for an interdisciplinary technology of character. prime investigators current novel insights and findings from molecular genetics, baby and life-span developmental psychology, neuroscience, dynamical platforms idea, evolutionary psychology, and social cognition, in addition to character psychology itself, illuminating--and usually reformulating--fundamental questions about Read more...

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What follows is a brief review of recent studies that establish associations or point out linkages between various genes involved in neurotransmitting and various personality traits and behaviors. The discussion focuses primarily on neurotransmitter receptors but also touches on genes involved in neurotransmittor transportation and metabolic pathways. There are nine systems of neurotransmitters (Cooper, Bloom, & Roth, 1996). Based on their biochemical functions, some of them appear to be more relevant to carrying out complex psychological functions than others— therefore, the body of the literature is uneven, concentrating on some neurotransmitting systems and barely touching others.

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