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Neuroscience of Aggression

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    Chapter 257 Psychopathy & Aggression: When Paralimbic Dysfunction Leads to Violence
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    Chapter 258 Translational Clinical Neuroscience Perspectives on the Cognitive and Neurobiological Mechanisms Underlying Alcohol-Related Aggression
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    Chapter 259 Violence Among People with Schizophrenia: Phenotypes and Neurobiology
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    Chapter 260 Gene–Environment Interactions in the Etiology of Human Violence
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    Chapter 261 Aggression in Children and Adolescents
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    Chapter 262 Early Development of Physical Aggression and Early Risk Factors for Chronic Physical Aggression in Humans
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    Chapter 263 Neuroscience of Aggression
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    Chapter 264 Sex, Drugs, and Violence: Neuromodulation of Attachment and Conflict in Voles
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    Chapter 266 Antisocial and Callous Behaviour in Children.
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    Chapter 267 Neurogenetics of Aggressive Behavior: Studies in Primates
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    Chapter 272 Neurobiological Mechanisms for Impulsive-Aggression: The Role of MAOA
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    Chapter 273 Nitric Oxide and Serotonin Interactions in Aggression
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    Chapter 283 The Role of Serotonin, Vasopressin, and Serotonin/Vasopressin Interactions in Aggressive Behavior.
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    Chapter 284 The Glucocorticoid/Aggression Relationship in Animals and Humans: An Analysis Sensitive to Behavioral Characteristics, Glucocorticoid Secretion Patterns, and Neural Mechanisms
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    Chapter 312 Sensory, Hormonal, and Neural Basis of Maternal Aggression in Rodents
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    Chapter 313 Hypothalamic Attack: A Wonderful Artifact or a Useful Perspective on Escalation and Pathology in Aggression? A Viewpoint
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Chapter title
Gene–Environment Interactions in the Etiology of Human Violence
Chapter number 260
Book title
Neuroscience of Aggression
Published in
Current topics in behavioral neurosciences, December 2013
DOI 10.1007/7854_2013_260
Pubmed ID
Book ISBNs
978-3-66-244280-7, 978-3-66-244281-4

Manfred Laucht, Daniel Brandeis, Katrin Zohsel, Laucht M, Brandeis D, Zohsel K, Laucht, Manfred, Brandeis, Daniel, Zohsel, Katrin


This chapter reviews the current research on gene-environment interactions (G × E) with regard to human violence. Findings are summarized from both behavioral and molecular genetic studies that have investigated the interplay of genetic and environmental factors in terms of influencing violence-related behavior. Together, these studies reveal promising evidence that genetic factors combine with environmental influences to impact on the development of violent behavior and related phenotypes. G × E have been identified for a number of candidate genes implicated in violence. Moreover, the reviewed G × E were found to extend to a broad range of environmental characteristics, including both adverse and favorable conditions. As has been the case with other G × E research, findings have been mixed, with considerable heterogeneity between studies. Lack of replication together with serious methodological limitations remains a major challenge for drawing definitive conclusions about the nature of violence-related G × E. In order to fulfill its potential, it is recommended that future G × E research needs to shift its focus to dissecting the neural mechanisms and the underlying pathophysiological pathways by which genetic variation may influence differential susceptibility to environmental exposures.

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United States 2 8%
Unknown 23 92%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Doctoral Student 5 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 16%
Student > Master 4 16%
Researcher 4 16%
Student > Bachelor 3 12%
Other 3 12%
Unknown 2 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 7 28%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 16%
Social Sciences 4 16%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 12%
Neuroscience 2 8%
Other 3 12%
Unknown 2 8%

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