NPA personality theory
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Re: ... or possible N locus
It could be that the identified genes associated with antisocial behavior (ASB) are related to trait aggression. However, we have posited that genetic studies of ASB might be the key the identification of the N locus of the NPA model. This is most easily seen if one does a “thought experiment” of a case-control study where there is a surfeit of “A type” non-sanguine individuals in the ASB Case group. Although this group would score higher on aggression, it would also score higher in “non-sanguinity”, so that any genotype that appears significantly in the Case group should be a suspect candidate gene for the N locus.
Similarly, genome-wide studies might indicate some of the many genes that modulate aggression, but more importantly, they might produce some candidate genes for the single "N locus" of the NPA model.