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Advances in Psychological Science    2012, Vol. 20 Issue (12) : 2001-2010     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2012.02001
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The Genetic Underpinning of Proactive and Reactive Aggression
CAO Cong;WANG Mei-Ping;ZHANG Wen-Xin;CHEN Guang-Hui
(School of Psychology, Shandong Normal University, Jinan 250014, China)
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Abstract  Aggressive behavior can be divided into two subtypes of proactive aggression and reactive aggression according to the intention. Recently, a number of studies have discussed the importance of genetic and environmental influences on reactive and proactive aggression, and indicated that the two subtypes of aggression have different genetic and environmental underpinnings. Most existing studies have examined the genetic underpinning of two subtypes of aggression by twin design of quantitative behavioral genetics, while future research should focus on such issues as identifying candidate genes, the interaction between gene and environment and its underlying neurobiological mechanisms.
Keywords proactive aggression      reactive aggression      quantitative behavioral genetics      molecular genetics     
Corresponding Authors: ZHANG Wen-Xin   
Issue Date: 15 December 2012
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CAO Cong,WANG Mei-Ping,ZHANG Wen-Xin, et al. The Genetic Underpinning of Proactive and Reactive Aggression[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2012, 20(12): 2001-2010.
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