Genes, Environment, and Psychopathology
After completing this course you’ll be able to:
- Differentiate between biometrical genetics and mendelian genetics, and their relation to psychopathology.
- Define shared environmental factors and their impact on psychopathology.
- Explain the mechanisms that affect the influence of genetics on substance use disorders.
- Describe the association between parenting and psychopathology.
- Discuss the difference between correlation and causation in the study of the effects os stressful life events during adulthood on the development of subsequent major depression.
- Differentiate between “rsik indicators” and “risk factors” in the studey of psychopathology.
- Compare the genetics transmission of risk to the environmental transmission of risk on psychopathology.
- Describe the ways in which genetic factors alter the sensitivity to the environment and increase the risk for psychopathology.