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Biology of Personality and Individual Differences - Turhan Canli

Biology of Personality and Individual Differences

By: Turhan Canli (Editor)

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Published: 1st February 2006
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This is the first book to provide an overview of current research using cutting-edge genetic and neuroimaging methods in the study of personality. Integrating compelling lines of inquiry that until now have largely remained disparate, the volume brings together leading investigators from personality psychology; clinical psychology and psychiatry; cognitive, affective, and behavioral neuroscience; and comparative psychology. Coverage includes the structure of personality and its mapping onto biology, genetic markers for individual differences, vulnerability to psychopathology, sex differences, age-related processes, and functional neuroimaging approaches.

"Questions about the biological basis of personality and the self are among the most important and least understood ones facing brain scientists and other biologists and psychologists. This volume provides an excellent, up-to-date survey of some of the key issues from a variety of perspectives. It will be a valuable resource for all who are interested in these topics."--Joseph LeDoux, PhD, Center for Neural Science, New York University

"This is an outstanding book on biological processes underlying some of the major dimensions of personality and individual differences. It will be of interest to graduate students and researchers alike. Current findings from diverse fields such as cognition, psychiatry, behavioral neuroscience, and comparative psychology address personality traits and processes, showing how far we have come and how far yet there is to go."--Paul T. Costa, Jr., PhD

"Individual differences have always been of fundamental concern to psychology, but until recently the neurological, biochemical, and genetic underpinnings of personality have been more a matter of speculation than research. Turhan Canli has gathered together as thoughtful a collection of scholars as one could imagine, and their research agenda will guide the field for decades. This is a fascinating read for personality and social psychologists who want to know more about the neurosciences, and for neuroscientists who want a better understanding of how their methods and paradigms can help us address that fundamental question in our field: What differentiates one person from another?"--Peter Salovey, PhD

Introductionp. 1
Overview and A Historical Perspective
Jeffrey Gray's Contributions to Theories of Anxiety, Personality, and Psychopathologyp. 7
Studies of Extraversion and Related Traits
Biosocial Bases of Sensation Seekingp. 37
Interpersonal Behavior and the Structure of Personality: Neurobehavioral Foundation of Agentic Extraversion and Affiliationp. 60
Genomic Imaging of Extraversionp. 93
Neural Substrates for Emotional Traits?: The Case of Extraversionp. 116
Mapping the Neural Correlates of Dimensions of Personality, Emotion, and Motivationp. 133
Age and Sex as Determinants of Individual Differences
The Affective Neuroscience of Aging and Its Implications for Cognitionp. 159
Sex Differences in Neural Responses to Sexual Stimuli in Humansp. 184
Sex Differences in Brain Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Response to Stressp. 203
Genetic and Neural Analyses of Anxiety-Related Traits
Neuroticism as a Genetic Marker for Mood and Anxietyp. 225
The Association of Personality with Anxious and Depressive Psychopathologyp. 251
5-HT[subscript 1A] Receptor and Anxiety-Related Traits: Pharmacology, Genetics, and Imagingp. 273
Genetically Driven Variation in Serotonin Function: Impact on Amygdala Reactivity and Individual Differences in Fearful and Anxious Personalityp. 295
Individual Differences in Children
Etiology of Psychopathic Tendencies in Children: Distinguishing a Genetically Vulnerable Subgroup of Children with Antisocial Behaviorp. 317
A Cognitive-Behavioral Genetic Approach to Emotional Development in Childhood and Adolescencep. 335
Cognitive and Biological Functioning in Children at Risk for Depressionp. 353
Personality in Animals
Using Mouse Models to Unravel Aggressive Behaviorp. 385
Searching for Genetic and Environmental Contributions to Personality and Happiness in Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)p. 407
How Can Animal Studies Contribute to Research on the Biological Bases of Personality?p. 427
Indexp. 449
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ISBN: 9781593852528
ISBN-10: 1593852525
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 462
Published: 1st February 2006
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.8