CitationWright, J. P.; Schnupp, R.; Beaver, K. M.; Delisi, M.; & Vaughn, M. (2012). Genes, maternal negativity, and self-control: Evidence of a Gene× environment interaction. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice.
AbstractMaternal 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.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleYouth Violence and Juvenile Justice
Author(s)Wright, J. P.
Beaver, K. M.