Shared Genetic and Environmental Effects on Social Support, Stress, and Depression in Adult African American Twins


Introduction: Prior twin studies suggest that various types of social support (SS) are genetically influenced (h2ss up to 75% depending on the measure)1. One possible explanation for the observed heritability of SS is that the... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Lauren Bertin (Emory University)
  2. Chelsie Benca-Bachman (Emory University)
  3. Keith Whitfield (Wayne State University)
  4. Rohan Palmer (Emory University)

Topic Areas

Health (e.g., BMI, Exercise) , Positive Psychology/Wellbeing , Psychopathology (e.g., Internalizing, Externalizing, Psychosis) , Substance use: Alcohol, Nicotine, Drugs


PS-5 » Internalizing & Externalizing Problems (18:00 - Thursday, 21st June)

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