Genetic Transmission

Below are represented the three models of genetic transmission of phenotypes (such as antisocial behavior) from parents to children (Reiss, 1997).

These models can also be applied to the role of sensitive responding by parents in the development of children's attachment styles.


Reiss, D. (1997). Mechanisms linking genetic and social influences in adolescent development: Beginning a collaborative search. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 6, 100-105.

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