Experience Producing Drive Theory: how genes drive experience and shape personality.

@article{Bouchard1997ExperiencePD,
  title={Experience Producing Drive Theory: how genes drive experience and shape personality.},
  author={Thomas J. Bouchard},
  journal={Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992). Supplement},
  year={1997},
  volume={422},
  pages={60-4}
}
There is now a large body of evidence from twin and adoption studies linking genetic variation to phenotypic variation on virtually all human individual differences. Individuals unquestionably influence the nature of their experiences, e.g. high-sensation seekers surround themselves with like-minded peers and seek out quite different experiences than low-sensation seekers. We propose a theory called Experience Producing Drive Theory-Revised, to account for the current findings in behavior… CONTINUE READING

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