Adoption and Antisocial Personality: Genetic and Environmental Factors Associated with Antisocial Outcomes

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Abstract

ABSTRACT

The present review critically evaluates evidence from adoption studies on the heritability of antisocial personality, interactions between genetic predispositions and the characteristics of adoptive mothers and fathers, and both the methodological and diagnostic shortcomings of existing studies. The article concludes with directions and suggestions for future research and practice.

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