Gene-environment interplay, interpersonal relationships, and development: A volume introduction

Briana N. Horwitz, Jenae M. Neiderhiser

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A vast majority of research has typically examined interpersonal relationships as “environmental factors” More recently, behavioral genetics research has demonstrated that both genetic and environmental factors contribute to variation in interpersonal relationships. The current volume addresses the role of both genetic and environmental influences on interpersonal relationships at different key stages across the lifespan. Specifically, this volume discusses the extent to which genetic and/or environmental influences contribute to specific types of interpersonal relationships (e.g., parent-child, sibling, peer, work, and marital relationships) at different across childhood and adulthood. Finally,Âthe function of genes (e.g., gene expression and telomere length) in relation to interpersonal relationships across the lifespan is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGene-Environment Interplay in Interpersonal Relationships Across the Lifespan
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781493929238
ISBN (Print)9781493929221
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Psychology
  • General Medicine
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Social Sciences
  • General Neuroscience


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