'...a useful text for aquiring a solid grounding in behavioural genetics.... the figures are excellent providing a clear accompaniment to the text' Human Psychopharmacology Human Genetics for the Social Sciences introduces psychology and other social science students to the role genetics play in the individual differences in human behaviour. There is a growing awareness of the importance of this role, yet many behavioural scientists have little background in even basic biology, much less training in genetics. Many psychologists and psychology students lack the background to learn about human genetics through traditional texts written for biologists, medical students and geneticists. This broad-based text meets the need to explain genetics to this audience in a non-technical, introductory fashion deliberately focussing on the `big' picture of genetics.
|Publication date:||18th December 2002|
|Publisher:||SAGE Publications Inc|
|Categories:||Psychology, Genetics (non-medical), Pre-clinical medicine: basic sciences,|
Gregory Carey is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and a Faculty Fellow in the Institute for Behavioral Genetics at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He received his Ph.D. in 1978 from the University of Minnesota, and his research within behavior genetics is well known and respected. In addition to teaching Behavior Genetics courses to both undergraduate and graduate students for well over a decade, he has offered seminars on topics such as The Bell Curve, Evolutionary Psychology, and Genetics and Psychopathology. In this book, Dr. Carey combines his own knowledge and background as a researcher and ...More About Gregory Carey