The evolutionary genetics of personality

@article{Penke2007TheEG,
  title={The evolutionary genetics of personality},
  author={Lars Penke and Jaap J. A. Denissen and Geoffrey Parsons Miller},
  journal={European Journal of Personality},
  year={2007},
  volume={21},
  pages={549 - 587}
}
Genetic influences on personality differences are ubiquitous, but their nature is not well understood. A theoretical framework might help, and can be provided by evolutionary genetics. We assess three evolutionary genetic mechanisms that could explain genetic variance in personality differences: selective neutrality, mutation‐selection balance, and balancing selection. Based on evolutionary genetic theory and empirical results from behaviour genetics and personality psychology, we conclude that… Expand

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