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Egorova M.S., Alfimova M.V., Parshikova O.V., Pyankova S.D. Molecular genetic study of personality traits: self-regulation and psychological adaptation

Full text in Russian: Егорова М.С., Алфимова М.В., Паршикова О.В., Пьянкова С.Д. Молекулярно-генетическое исследование диспозиционных черт личности: саморегуляция и психологическая адаптация
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
Mental Health Research Centre, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, Russia

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Broad factor-level personality traits and narrow facet-level personality traits were compared and productivity of their use in molecular-genetic study was evaluated. The relation between polymorphisms in 4 genes (MAOA-uVNTR, 5-HТTLPR, HTR2C Cys23Ser, DRD4 VNTR) and individual differences in such psychological traits as self-regulation (e.g. locus of control, will control, self-efficacy), maladaptive traits (e.g. frustration, neuroticism, loneliness), temperament and personality was investigated in the study. The sample comprised 474 students (young men aged 16–25, average age – 18,7). Using the obtained data the following issues were analyzed: 1) narrow personality traits interrelations; 2) the relationship between narrow traits and genetic variability; 3) the relationship between broad personality traits (extracted from the set of all scales) and genetic variability. The results show nonspecific relationship of polymorphisms to narrow personality traits and expected relationship of polimorphism to broad personality traits.

Keywords: genetic polymorphism, MAOA-uVNTR, 5-HТTLPR, HTR2CCys23Ser, DRD4 VNTR, temperament, personality, self-regulation, adaptation, emotional status, internal-external control, unjust world beliefs

 

Funding
The study was supported by Russian Foundation for Basic Research, project 11-06-00271.


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Received 25 June 2013. Date of publication: 31 December 2013.

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Egorova Marina S. Ph.D., Professor, Corresponding Member, Russian Academy of Education; Head, Department of Behavioral Genetics, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, ul. Mokhovaya, 11, str. 9, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Alfimova Margarita V. Ph.D., Leading Research Associate, Laboratory of Clinical Genetics, Mental Health Research Centre, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Kashirskoe shosse, 34, 115522 Moscow, Russia.
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Parshikova Oxana V. Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral Genetics, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, ul. Mokhovaya, 11, str. 9, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Pyankova Svetlana D. Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Behavioral Genetics, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, ul. Mokhovaya, 11, str. 9, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Egorova M.S., Alfimova M.V., Parshikova O.V., Pyankova S.D. Molecular genetic study of personality traits: self-regulation and psychological adaptation. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2013, Vol. 6, No. 32, p. 12. http://psystudy.ru (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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