Claude Robert Cloninger

Claude Robert Cloninger (born April 4, 1944) is an American geneticist, psychiatrist, and professor. Cloninger is often cited for his studies on neurobiology, personality disorders, and genetics.

For instance, he specified heritable traits which can predict the tendency to abuse alcohol. Cloninger developed Cloninger’s Alcoholism Typology which was based on his longitudinal research on adopted children and their biological as well as adoptive parents. He is also known for his 2004 book, “Feeling Good: The Science of Wellbeing”. Some of his awards include the Oscar Pfister Award, Judd Marmor Award, and Adolf Meyer Award.

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