The evolution of personality variation in humans and other animals.

@article{Nettle2006TheEO,
  title={The evolution of personality variation in humans and other animals.},
  author={Daniel Nettle},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  year={2006},
  volume={61 6},
  pages={622-31}
}
A comprehensive evolutionary framework for understanding the maintenance of heritable behavioral variation in humans is yet to be developed. Some evolutionary psychologists have argued that heritable variation will not be found in important, fitness-relevant characteristics because of the winnowing effect of natural selection. This article propounds the opposite view. Heritable variation is ubiquitous in all species, and there are a number of frameworks for understanding its persistence. The… CONTINUE READING
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