The "equal environments assumption" in MZ-DZ twin comparisons: an untenable premise of psychiatric genetics?

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The comparison of MZ-DZ twins in behavioral genetics has produced what seems like irrefutable evidence for the heritability of many psychiatric disorders. But such research depends on the validity of the EEA--the "equal environments assumption"--as an underlying premise. In this paper, several empirical studies which support the EEA are critically reviewed… (More)

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@article{Pam1996TheE, title={The "equal environments assumption" in MZ-DZ twin comparisons: an untenable premise of psychiatric genetics?}, author={Alvin Pam and S S Kemker and C A Ross and Robert N. Golden}, journal={Acta geneticae medicae et gemellologiae}, year={1996}, volume={45 3}, pages={349-60} }