Genetic Influence on Human Psychological Traits

  title={Genetic Influence on Human Psychological Traits},
  author={T. Bouchard},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  pages={148 - 151}
  • T. Bouchard
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology
  • Current Directions in Psychological Science
  • There is now a large body of evidence that supports the conclusion that individual differences in most, if not all, reliably measured psychological traits, normal and abnormal, are substantively influenced by genetic factors. This fact has important implications for research and theory building in psychology, as evidence of genetic influence unleashes a cascade of questions regarding the sources of variance in such traits. A brief list of those questions is provided, and representative findings… CONTINUE READING
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