Further evidence against the environmental transmission of individual differences in neuroticism from a collaborative study of 45,850 twins and relatives on two continents.

@article{Lake2000FurtherEA,
  title={Further evidence against the environmental transmission of individual differences in neuroticism from a collaborative study of 45,850 twins and relatives on two continents.},
  author={R I Lake and Lindon J. Eaves and Hermine H Maes and Andrew C. Heath and Nicholas G. Martin},
  journal={Behavior genetics},
  year={2000},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={223-33}
}
We examine the hypothesis that environmental transmission is a significant factor in individual differences for Neuroticism among 45,850 members of extended twin kinships from Australia (N = 20,945) and the United States (N = 24,905). To this large data set we fitted a model estimating genetic and environmental components of variance and gene-environmental covariance to examine the causes of individual differences in Neuroticism. For the combined sample we reject models including environmental… CONTINUE READING