Nature and Nurture: Genetic and Environmental Influences on Behavior

  title={Nature and Nurture: Genetic and Environmental Influences on Behavior},
  author={Robert Plomin and Kathryn Asbury},
  journal={The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  pages={86 - 98}
  • R. Plomin, K. Asbury
  • Published 1 July 2005
  • Biology
  • The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
The appropriate conjunction between the words nature and nurture is not versus but and. There is increasing acceptance of the evidence for substantial genetic influence on many behavioral traits, but the same research also provides the best available evidence for the importance of environmental influence and important clues about how the environment works. Because much developmental action is at the interface between genes and environment, genetic research needs to incorporate measures of the… 
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