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Behavioural Genetics for Education

  • Yulia Kovas
  • Sergey Malykh
  • Darya Gaysina
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Yulia Kovas, Tatiana Tikhomirova, Fatos Selita, Maria G. Tosto, Sergey Malykh
    Pages 1-23
  3. Jeffrey Henry, Michel Boivin, Mara Brendgen
    Pages 42-59
  4. Maja Rodic, Darya Gaysina, Sophia Docherty, Sergey Malykh, Kaili Rimfeld, Robert Plomin et al.
    Pages 77-95
  5. Claire M. A. Haworth
    Pages 113-129
  6. Anastasiya Kazantseva, Sergey Malykh, Elza Khusnutdinova
    Pages 130-154
  7. Elena Gindina, Darya Gaysina
    Pages 155-184
  8. Alice M. Gregory, Michael J. Parsons, Nicola L. Barclay, Philip Gehrman, Rachael E. O’Leary
    Pages 185-204
  9. Aigul Zainullina, Adelina Valiullina, Elza Khusnutdinova
    Pages 205-230
  10. Yulia Kovas, Sergey Malykh
    Pages 269-276
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 277-311

About this book

Introduction

Educational environments interact with children's unique genetic profiles, leading to wide individual differences in learning ability, motivation, and achievement in different academic subjects – even when children study with the same teacher, attend the same school and follow the same curriculum. This book considers how education can benefit from the recent progress in genetically informative research. The book provides new insights into the origins of individual differences in education traits such as cognitive abilities and disabilities; motivation and personality; behavioural and emotional problems; social functioning; well-being, and academic achievement. Written and edited by international interdisciplinary experts, this book will be of interest to teachers, parents, educational and developmental psychologists, policy makers and researchers in different fields working on educationally-relevant issues.

Keywords

Gene-environment Co-action Personalised education Child Development Interdisciplinary approaches Twin studies Molecular genetic studies Neuroscience Genetically informative research behavior development education mathematics Motivation neuroscience personality Verhaltensgenetik

Editors and affiliations

  • Yulia Kovas
    • 1
  • Sergey Malykh
    • 2
  • Darya Gaysina
    • 3
  1. 1.Goldsmiths, University of LondonUK
  2. 2.Russian Academy of EducationRussia
  3. 3.University of SussexUK

About the editors

Yulia Kovas is Professor of Genetics and Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK, where she directs InLab – International Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Investigations into Individual Differences in Learning. She is also the director of the Laboratory for Cognitive Investigations and Behavioural Genetics, Tomsk State University (TSU), Russia; co-director of the International Centre for Research in Human Development (TSU); and co-director of the Russian-British Laboratory for Behavioural Genetics, Psychological Institute of the Russian Academy of Education.  She directs the Russian School Twin Register (RSTR) and leads the mathematics research direction in the Twins Early Development Study (TEDS), King’s College, London, UK.

Sergey Malykh is Professor of Psychological Institute of the Russian Academy of Education, where he directs the Laboratory for Developmental Behavioural Genetics and co-directs the Russian-British laboratory for Behavioural Genetics. He is also the Head (Academician-Secretary) of the Department of Psychology and Developmental Physiology of the Russian Academy of Education and co-director of the International Centre for Research in Human Development (TSU). The focus of his research is currently on the genetic and environmental origins of variation in psychological and psychophysiological traits. He is the author of more than 300 publications.  Among them, Foundation of Behavioural Genetics (1998), the first textbook on this topic in Russia. 

Darya Gaysina is Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Sussex, UK and leads the interdisciplinary research program in Genetics and Psychopathology (EDGE Lab). She is also a member of the Rudd Centre for Adoption Research and Practice. Darya obtained a PhD in Human Genetics from the Russian Academy of Sciences. Her research focuses on exploring environmental and genetic factors, and their interplay, in relation to psychopathology across the life course. She is an author of more than 40 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters.

Nicola L. Barclay, Northumbria Centre for Sleep Research, Northumbria University, UK 
Philipp Barsky' Psychological Institute, Russian Academy of Education, Russia 
Michel Boivin, École de psychologie, Pavillon Félix-Antoine-Savard, Université Laval, Canada 
Mara Brendgen, Département de psychologie, Faculté des sciences humaines, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada 
Huajian Cai, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China 
Sophia Docherty, MRC Social, Genetic & Development Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London, UK 
Darya Gaysina, Rudd Centre for Adoption Research and Practice, School of Psychology, University of Sussex, UK 
Elena Gindina, Psychological Institute, Russian Academy of Education, Russia 
Claire Haworth, University of Bristol, UK 
Jeffrey Henry, École de psychologie, Pavillon Félix-Antoine-Savard, Université Laval, Canada 
Philip Gehrman, Department of Psychiatry & Penn Sleep Centre, University of Pennsylvania, USA 
Alice M. Gregory, Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK 
Ansatasia Kazantseva, Institute of Biochemistry and Genetics, Ufa Scientific Centre, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia 
Elza Khusnutdinova, Institute of Biochemistry and Genetics, Ufa Scientific Centre, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia; Bashkir State University, Russia 
Yulia Kovas, Tomsk State University, Russia; Psychological Institute, Russian Academy of Education, Russia; Goldsmiths, University of London, UK 
Yu L. L. Luo, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China 
Sergey B. Malykh, Psychological Institute, Russian Academy of Education, Russia 
Rachael E. O'Leary, Department of Psychology, University of Kent, UK
Michael J. Parsons, Mammalian Genetics Unit, MRC Harwell, UK 
Stephen A. Petrill, Department of Psychology, Ohio State University, USA 
Robert Plomin, MRC Social, Genetic & Development Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London, UK 
Kaili Rimfeld, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK 
Maja Rodic, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK 
Fatos Selita, Tomsk State University, Russia 
Tatiana Tikhomirova, Psychological Institute, Russian Academy of Education, Russia 
Maria Tosto' Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK 
Adelina Valiullina, Institute of Biochemistry and Genetics, Ufa Scientific Centre, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Aigul Zainullina, Institute of Biochemistry and Genetics, Ufa Scientific Centre, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia                                                                                                                                                              

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