Variation in the mu-opioid receptor gene (OPRM1) is associated with felt security during quarrelsome interactions with romantic partners

Kristina Tchalova, Gentiana Sadikaj, D. S. Moskowitz, David C. Zuroff, Jennifer A. Bartz

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2 thoughts on “Variation in the mu-opioid receptor gene (OPRM1) is associated with felt security during quarrelsome interactions with romantic partners”

  1. Very interesting! What implications does this have for interventions for G allele carriers? Would awareness of their greater sensitivity help them overcome their stronger responses to social threat? Or could that make it worse, if it seems pre-determined?

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  2. Super cool. It would be awesome to examine correlations between genetic markers and social cognitive measures of attachment-security-related responses. Possibly that could be combined with self-report measures of attachment orientations etc to get a better map of this whole territory –

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