The Oxford Handbook of Molecular Psychology

Hardcover | February 19, 2015

byTurhan Canli

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Determining the biological bases for behavior, and the extent to which we can observe and explain their neural underpinnings, requires a bold, broadly defined research methodology. The interdisciplinary entries in this handbook are organized around the principle of "molecular psychology,"which unites cutting-edge research from such wide-ranging disciplines as clinical neuroscience and genetics, psychology, behavioral neuroscience, and neuroethology. For the first time in a single volume, leaders in diverse research areas use molecular approaches to investigate social behavior, psychopathology, emotion, cognition and stress in healthy volunteers, patient populations, and an array of non-human species including rodents, insects, fish, andnon-human primates. Chapters draw on molecular methods covering candidate genes, genome-wide association studies, copy number variations, gene expression studies, and epigenetics while addressing the ethical, legal, and social issues to emerge from this new and exciting research approach.

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Determining the biological bases for behavior, and the extent to which we can observe and explain their neural underpinnings, requires a bold, broadly defined research methodology. The interdisciplinary entries in this handbook are organized around the principle of "molecular psychology,"which unites cutting-edge research from such wid...

Turhan Canli is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Radiology at Stony Brook University, where he is the founder and director of the SCAN (Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience) Center. He is a past director of the Graduate Program in Genetics. Dr. Canli's research focuses on individual differences in emotion, personality,...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:480 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:February 19, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780199753888

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Part I: Introduction and Fundamentals1. Turhan Canli: Molecular Psychology: A Brief History and Introduction2. Joel Gelemter: Complex Trait Genetics and Population Genetics in Psychiatry: A Review of the MethodsPart II: ApplicationsSocial Behavior3. Stephen J. Simpson and Paul A. Stevenson: Neuromodulation of Social Behavior in Insects4. Karen P. Maruska and Russell D. Fernald: Social Regulation of Gene Expression in the African Cichlid Fish Astatotilapia burtoni5. Catherine E. Barrett and Larry J. Young: Molecular Neurobiology of Social Bonding6. Christina S. Barr: Gene-by-Environment Interactions in Primates7. Joshua W. Buckholtz and Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg: Genetic Perspectives on the Neurochemistry of Human Aggression and Violence8. Lars Westberg and Hasse Walum: Oxytocin and Vasopressin Gene Variation and the Neural Basis of Social Behaviors9. Richard Ebstein: Modeling the Genetics of Social Cognition in the LaboratoryClinical10. Maria Razzoli, Alessandro Bartolomucci, and Valeria Carola: Gene-by-Environment Mouse Models for Mood Disorders11. Luke W. Hyde, Ryan Bogdan, and Ahmad Hariri: Neurogenetics of Individual Differences in Brain, Behavior, and Risk for Psychopathology12. James J. H. Rucker and Peter McGuffin: Copy Number Variation in Neuropsychiatric Disorders13. Michael C. Chen and Ian H. Gotlib: Molecular Foundations of the Symptoms of Major Depressive Disorder14. Turhan Canli: Is Depression an Infectious Disease?Emotion, Cognition, and Stress15. E. F. G. Naninck, P. J. Lucassen, and Aniko Korosi: Consequences of Early-Life Experiences on Cognition and Emotion: A Role for Nutrition and Epigenetic Mechanisms16. Derya Sargin, Chen Yan, and Sheena Josselyn: Genetic Tools in the Erasure of Emotional Memory17. Eco de Geus, Rene van Lien, Melanie Neijts, and Gonneke Willemsen: Genetics of Autonomic Nervous System Activity18. Martin Reuter and Christian Montag: The Genetic Basis of Positive EmotionalityPart III: Science and Society19. Stephen J. Morse: Genetics and Criminal Justice20. Turhan Canli: NeurogenethicsIndex