Genes, Maternal Negativity, and Self-Control: Evidence of a Gene × Environment Interaction

John Paul Wright, Rebecca Schnupp, Kevin M. Beaver, Matt Delisi, Michael George Vaughn

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Abstract

Maternal negativity has been consistently linked to a wide range of behavior problems in youth. Many of these problems are closely linked to low self-control. Even so, it is clear that not all youth exposed to maternal negativity show high levels of low self-control. Using direct measures of dopamine genes, we explore the extent to which dopamine genes are associated with variation in low self-control when accompanied by high and low levels of maternal negativity. Our results provide considerable evidence of a Gene × Enviornment interaction and may help to better specify which youth are likely to demonstrate low self-control when faced with stressful stimuli.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-260
Number of pages16
JournalYouth Violence and Juvenile Justice
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jul 1

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  • Health(social science)
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Law

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Wright, John Paul ; Schnupp, Rebecca ; Beaver, Kevin M. ; Delisi, Matt ; Vaughn, Michael George. / Genes, Maternal Negativity, and Self-Control : Evidence of a Gene × Environment Interaction. In: Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice. 2012 ; Vol. 10, No. 3. pp. 245-260.
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In: Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, Vol. 10, No. 3, 01.07.2012, p. 245-260.

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