Sociopathy and sociobiology: Biological units and behavioral units

Journal Article

Behavioral biologists have long sought to link behavioral units (e.g., aggression, depression, sociopathy) with biological units (e.g., genes, neurotransmitters, hormones, neuroanatomical loci). These units, originally contrived for descriptive purposes, often lead to misunderstandings when they are reified for purposes of causal analysis. This genetic and biochemical explanation for sociopathy reflects such problems.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Erickson, CJ

Published Date

  • January 1, 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 555 -

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0140-525X

Citation Source

  • Scopus