© 1978

Drugs and the Inheritance of Behavior

A Survey of Comparative Psychopharmacogenetics


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. P. L. Broadhurst
    Pages 1-3
  3. P. L. Broadhurst
    Pages 5-9
  4. P. L. Broadhurst
    Pages 11-31
  5. P. L. Broadhurst
    Pages 33-73
  6. P. L. Broadhurst
    Pages 89-91
  7. P. L. Broadhurst
    Pages 119-129
  8. P. L. Broadhurst
    Pages 167-171
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 173-206

About this book


The title of any monograph must necessarily be a compromise between brevity and precision, and the needs of this compromise are particularly pressing in a newly emerging area of scientific interest, one that is not only inter- or bidisciplinary, but tridisciplinary, involving as it does psychology, pharmacology, and genetics. The temptation to call this work "psychophar­ macogenetics" -tout court, if the phrase can be applied to so polysyllabic a construction-was removed by the timely appearance of the book under that title edited by Eleftheriou (1975b). Accordingly, something less novel has been chosen. It might be thought to promise more than it delivers and to delineate a wider field than it covers, but I have sought to add a corrective degree of precision in the subtitle which accurately defines what is intended even at the cost of further polysyllabification. The survey of a disparate field of this kind entrains difficulties that go beyond what to call it. The claims of the parent disciplines for methodological supremacy are strong and difficult to resist. What I have done is to seek to impose a degree of coherence on the chosen area by always inquiring to what extent a particular methodology, derived from one part of one of them only, can be applied to the whole.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of BirminghamBirminghamEngland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Drugs and the Inheritance of Behavior
  • Book Subtitle A Survey of Comparative Psychopharmacogenetics
  • Editors P. Broadhurst
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1978
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-31105-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-3981-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4613-3979-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 206
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Psychology, general
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