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Differential sensitivity to the environment: Contribution of cognitive biases and genes to psychological wellbeing

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Negative cognitive biases and genetic variation have been associated with risk of psychopathology in largely independent lines of research. Here, we discuss ways in which these dynamicfields of research might be fruitfully combined. We propose that gene by environment (G × E) interactions may be mediated by selective cognitive biases and that certain forms of genetic‘reactivity’ or ‘sensitivity’ may represent heightened sensitivity to the learning environment in a‘for better and for worse’ ma...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1038/mp.2016.114

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Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Nature Publishing Group Publisher's website
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Molecular Psychiatry Journal website
Publication date:
2016-07-05
Acceptance date:
2016-06-01
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1476-5578
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pubs:636793
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uri:f886ccd7-0f22-4a3c-bfda-e89f7e0409cc
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f886ccd7-0f22-4a3c-bfda-e89f7e0409cc
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