Genetic contributions to social impulsivity and aggressiveness in vervet monkeys.

TitleGenetic contributions to social impulsivity and aggressiveness in vervet monkeys.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsFairbanks, LA, Newman TK, Bailey JN, Jorgensen MJ, Breidenthal SE, Ophoff RA, Comuzzie AG, Martin LJ, Rogers J
JournalBiological psychiatry
Volume55
Issue6
Pagination642-7
Date Published2004 Mar 15
ISSN0006-3223
KeywordsAge Factors, Aggression, Animals, Behavior, Animal, Cercopithecus aethiops, Female, Genetic Predisposition to Disease, Impulsive Behavior, Male, Personality Assessment, Psychological Tests, Reproducibility of Results, Sex Factors, Social Behavior
Abstract

Impulsivity contributes to multiple psychiatric disorders and sociobehavioral problems, and the more serious consequences of impulsivity are typically manifest in social situations. This study assessed the genetic contribution to impulsivity and aggressiveness in a social context using a nonhuman primate model.

DOI10.1002/hipo.20954
Alternate JournalBiol. Psychiatry