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Heritability of antisocial behaviour at 9: do callous-unemotional traits matter?

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Viding, E; Jones, AP; Frick, PJ; Moffitt, TE; Plomin, R
Published in: Developmental science
January 2008

A previous finding from our group indicated that teacher-rated antisocial behaviour (AB) among 7-year-olds is particularly heritable in the presence of callous-unemotional (CU) traits. Using a sample of 1865 same-sex twin pairs, we employed DeFries-Fulker extremes analysis to investigate whether teacher-rated AB with/without CU traits also shows aetiological differences among 9-year-olds. Furthermore, we assessed whether the differences in the magnitude of heritability would be evident even when hyperactive symptoms were controlled for in the statistical analysis. AB among 9-year-olds was more heritable with than without concomitant CU. The heritability difference was even more pronounced in magnitude when hyperactive symptoms were controlled. CU traits thus appear to index one valid way of sub-typing children with early-onset AB.

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Developmental science

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EISSN

1467-7687

ISSN

1363-755X

Publication Date

January 2008

Volume

11

Issue

1

Start / End Page

17 / 22

Related Subject Headings

  • Twin Studies as Topic
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Regression Analysis
  • Psychomotor Agitation
  • Personality Assessment
  • Male
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Humans
  • Female
  • Emotions
 

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Viding, E., Jones, A. P., Frick, P. J., Moffitt, T. E., & Plomin, R. (2008). Heritability of antisocial behaviour at 9: do callous-unemotional traits matter? Developmental Science, 11(1), 17–22. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-7687.2007.00648.x
Viding, Essi, Alice P. Jones, Paul J. Frick, Terrie E. Moffitt, and Robert Plomin. “Heritability of antisocial behaviour at 9: do callous-unemotional traits matter?Developmental Science 11, no. 1 (January 2008): 17–22. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-7687.2007.00648.x.
Viding E, Jones AP, Frick PJ, Moffitt TE, Plomin R. Heritability of antisocial behaviour at 9: do callous-unemotional traits matter? Developmental science. 2008 Jan;11(1):17–22.
Viding, Essi, et al. “Heritability of antisocial behaviour at 9: do callous-unemotional traits matter?Developmental Science, vol. 11, no. 1, Jan. 2008, pp. 17–22. Epmc, doi:10.1111/j.1467-7687.2007.00648.x.
Viding E, Jones AP, Frick PJ, Moffitt TE, Plomin R. Heritability of antisocial behaviour at 9: do callous-unemotional traits matter? Developmental science. 2008 Jan;11(1):17–22.
Journal cover image

Published In

Developmental science

DOI

EISSN

1467-7687

ISSN

1363-755X

Publication Date

January 2008

Volume

11

Issue

1

Start / End Page

17 / 22

Related Subject Headings

  • Twin Studies as Topic
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Regression Analysis
  • Psychomotor Agitation
  • Personality Assessment
  • Male
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Humans
  • Female
  • Emotions