K L Jang

Summary

Affiliation: University of British Columbia
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Exposure to traumatic events and experiences: aetiological relationships with personality function
    Kerry L Jang
    Division of Behavioural Science, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, 2255 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 2A1
    Psychiatry Res 120:61-9. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Seasonal mood change and personality: an investigation of genetic co-morbidity
    K L Jang
    Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Psychiatry Res 78:1-7. 1998
  3. ncbi request reprint Heritability of facet-level traits in a cross-cultural twin sample: support for a hierarchical model of personality
    K L Jang
    Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    J Pers Soc Psychol 74:1556-65. 1998
  4. ncbi request reprint Why do measures of normal and disordered personality correlate? A study of genetic comorbidity
    K L Jang
    Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    J Pers Disord 13:10-7. 1999
  5. ncbi request reprint Intra- and extra-familial influences on alcohol and drug misuse: a twin study of gene-environment correlation
    K L Jang
    Division of Behavioural Science, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Addiction 96:1307-18. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in the etiology of anxiety sensitivity: a twin study
    K L Jang
    Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, 2255 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 2A1
    J Gend Specif Med 2:39-44. 1999
  7. ncbi request reprint Behavioural-genetic perspectives on personality function
    K L Jang
    Division of Behavioural Science, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, 2255 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 2A1
    Can J Psychiatry 46:234-44. 2001
  8. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in the heritability of seasonal mood change
    K L Jang
    Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Psychiatry Res 70:145-54. 1997
  9. ncbi request reprint Covariance structure of neuroticism and agreeableness: a twin and molecular genetic analysis of the role of the serotonin transporter gene
    K L Jang
    Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    J Pers Soc Psychol 81:295-304. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Personality disorder traits, family environment, and alcohol misuse: a multivariate behavioural genetic analysis
    K L Jang
    Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Addiction 95:873-88. 2000

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Publications27

  1. ncbi request reprint Exposure to traumatic events and experiences: aetiological relationships with personality function
    Kerry L Jang
    Division of Behavioural Science, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, 2255 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 2A1
    Psychiatry Res 120:61-9. 2003
    ..These findings suggest that heritable personality characteristics explain part of the variance in the likelihood of exposure to some classes of traumatic events...
  2. ncbi request reprint Seasonal mood change and personality: an investigation of genetic co-morbidity
    K L Jang
    Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Psychiatry Res 78:1-7. 1998
    ..19. These results provide evidence that the observed correlations between these seasonality and personality dimensions are attributable to common genetic factors and that environmental influences are domain specific...
  3. ncbi request reprint Heritability of facet-level traits in a cross-cultural twin sample: support for a hierarchical model of personality
    K L Jang
    Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    J Pers Soc Psychol 74:1556-65. 1998
    ..Facet-level traits are not simply exemplars of the broad factors they define; they are discrete constructs with their own heritable and thus biological basis...
  4. ncbi request reprint Why do measures of normal and disordered personality correlate? A study of genetic comorbidity
    K L Jang
    Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    J Pers Disord 13:10-7. 1999
    ..These results indicate that these two scales share a common broad-based genetic architecture, whereas the environmental influences show greater scale specificity...
  5. ncbi request reprint Intra- and extra-familial influences on alcohol and drug misuse: a twin study of gene-environment correlation
    K L Jang
    Division of Behavioural Science, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Addiction 96:1307-18. 2001
    ..The present study examined the correlation between genetic liabilities for alcohol and drug misuse with perceptions of the social environments of the family of origin and the classroom...
  6. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in the etiology of anxiety sensitivity: a twin study
    K L Jang
    Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, 2255 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 2A1
    J Gend Specif Med 2:39-44. 1999
    ..To estimate the magnitude of genetic and environmental factors on anxiety sensitivity by gender...
  7. ncbi request reprint Behavioural-genetic perspectives on personality function
    K L Jang
    Division of Behavioural Science, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, 2255 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 2A1
    Can J Psychiatry 46:234-44. 2001
    ..Serious unresolved problems in the conceptualization and definition of personality and its dysfunction remain, which will hamper the search for personality genes...
  8. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in the heritability of seasonal mood change
    K L Jang
    Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Psychiatry Res 70:145-54. 1997
    ..5%) and females (median, 30.5%). For both sexes, weight changes were not heritable. Sex-by-genotype analyses suggested that the genetic factors influencing female seasonality may not be the same as those influencing male seasonality...
  9. ncbi request reprint Covariance structure of neuroticism and agreeableness: a twin and molecular genetic analysis of the role of the serotonin transporter gene
    K L Jang
    Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    J Pers Soc Psychol 81:295-304. 2001
    ..In all four samples, genetic influences contributed to the covariance of Neuroticism and Agreeableness, with the serotonin transporter gene accounting for 10% of the relationship between these domains...
  10. ncbi request reprint Personality disorder traits, family environment, and alcohol misuse: a multivariate behavioural genetic analysis
    K L Jang
    Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Addiction 95:873-88. 2000
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  11. ncbi request reprint Toward an empirically based classification of personality disorder
    W J Livesley
    Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    J Pers Disord 14:137-51. 2000
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  12. ncbi request reprint Etiology of the dimensions of anxiety sensitivity: a behavioral-genetic analysis
    Steven Taylor
    Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 2A1, Canada
    J Anxiety Disord 22:899-914. 2008
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  13. ncbi request reprint Coping styles and personality: a biometric analysis
    Kerry L Jang
    Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Anxiety Stress Coping 20:17-24. 2007
    ..g., rigidity vs flexibility)...
  14. ncbi request reprint Trauma exposure and stress response: exploration of mechanisms of cause and effect
    Kerry L Jang
    Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Twin Res Hum Genet 10:564-72. 2007
    ..g., 3 or 4 types of serious trauma) suggesting that genetic factors - which may confer either risk or resilience to PTSS - modify these symptoms within a range of human experience, beyond which environmental effects supervene...
  15. ncbi request reprint Is the genetic structure of human personality universal? A cross-cultural twin study from North America, Europe, and Asia
    Shinji Yamagata
    Department of Cognitive and Behavioral Science, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo, Japan
    J Pers Soc Psychol 90:987-98. 2006
    ..These results suggest that the FFM has a solid biological basis and may represent a common heritage of the human species...
  16. ncbi request reprint Confirmatory factor analysis of a short form of the Coping Inventory for Stressful Situations
    Sharon L Cohan
    San Diego State University, and VA San Diego Healthcare System, CA, USA
    J Clin Psychol 62:273-83. 2006
    ..It was concluded that the task-oriented and emotional scales have potential as measures of two types of responses to routine stressors...
  17. ncbi request reprint The genetic and environmental basis of the relationship between schizotypy and personality: a twin study
    Kerry L Jang
    Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Nerv Ment Dis 193:153-9. 2005
    ..Environmental factors appear to be unique to each measure. On the basis of these findings, it is suggested that the environment mediates change in personality function to psychosis as proposed by Meehl's original concept of schizotaxia...
  18. ncbi request reprint The structure of obsessionality among young adults
    Carol A Mathews
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0810, USA
    Depress Anxiety 20:77-85. 2004
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  19. ncbi request reprint Are personality disorders psychological manifestations of executive function deficits? Bivariate heritability evidence from a twin study
    Frederick L Coolidge
    University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO 80933 7150, USA
    Behav Genet 34:75-84. 2004
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  20. ncbi request reprint The etiology of personality function: the University of British Columbia Twin Project
    Kerry L Jang
    Division of Behavioural Sciences, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Twin Res 5:342-6. 2002
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  21. ncbi request reprint Genetic and environmental influences on trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms: a twin study
    Murray B Stein
    Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders Program, Department of Psychiatry 0985, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0985, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 159:1675-81. 2002
    ..In this study the authors examined the heritability of trauma exposure and PTSD symptoms in male and female twin pairs of nonveteran volunteers...
  22. ncbi request reprint Heritability of social anxiety-related concerns and personality characteristics: a twin study
    Murray B Stein
    Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders Program, Department of Psychiatry 0985, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093 0985, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 190:219-24. 2002
    ..Moreover, the same genes that influence negative evaluation fears appear to influence a cluster of anxiety-related personality characteristics. Implications and limitations of these findings are discussed...
  23. doi request reprint Heritability of bronchopulmonary dysplasia, defined according to the consensus statement of the national institutes of health
    Pascal M Lavoie
    FRCPC, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Children s and Women s Health Centre of British Columbia, Room 1R47, 4480 Oak St, Vancouver BC, Canada
    Pediatrics 122:479-85. 2008
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  24. ncbi request reprint Heritability of individual depressive symptoms
    Kerry L Jang
    Division of Behavioural Science, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, 2255 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 2A1
    J Affect Disord 80:125-33. 2004
    ..Broad indices may not adequately reflect the heritable basis of depression because of an unexplored possibility that not all symptoms are heritable...
  25. ncbi request reprint A behavior genetic investigation of the relationship between leadership and personality
    Andrew M Johnson
    The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    Twin Res 7:27-32. 2004
    ..These results underscore the importance of conscientiousness and extraversion in predicting leadership style, and illustrate important differences between transformational and transactional leaders...
  26. ncbi request reprint The University of British Columbia Twin Project: personality is something and personality does something
    Kerry L Jang
    Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, 2255 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Twin Res Hum Genet 9:739-42. 2006
    ..At the present time, no DNA has been collected; however the facility to collect these data is available. Collaborative projects on this and future questionnaire studies are welcome...
  27. ncbi request reprint The behavioral genetics of personality disorder
    W John Livesley
    Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B C V6T 2A1 Canada
    Annu Rev Clin Psychol 4:247-74. 2008
    ..The present review examines major themes in this growing body of research in the context of current issues in the personality disorders...