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Bullying Behavior: Blame It On Bad Genes?

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March 10, 1999
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Bullying can be inherited through your genes. Such aggressive antisocial behavior, in fact, is more likely to be inherited than are non-aggressive antisocial behaviors like delinquency, truancy, theft -- except among girls. This latest insight in the ongoing debate between nature and nurture was determined by a study involving about 1,500 pairs of Swedish and British twins, conducted by Thalia C. Eley, PhD, of the Institute of Psychiatry in London, Jim Stevenson, PhD, of the University of Southampton, and Paul Lichtenstein, PhD, of The Karolinska Institute, Sweden.

Bullying can be inherited through your genes. Such aggressive antisocial behavior, in fact, is more likely to be inherited than are non-aggressive antisocial behaviors like delinquency, truancy, theft -- except among girls.


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