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The use of the classical twin method in the social and behavioral sciences: The fallacy continues.

  title={The use of the classical twin method in the social and behavioral sciences: The fallacy continues.},
  author={Jay Joseph},
  journal={Journal of Mind and Behavior},
  • J. Joseph
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Mind and Behavior
The classical twin method assesses differences in behavioral trait resemblance between reared-together monozygotic and same-sex dizygotic twin pairs. Twin method proponents argue that the greater behavioral trait resemblance of the former supports an important role for genetic factors in causing the trait. Many critics, on the other hand, argue that non-genetic factors plausibly explain these results. The twin method has been used for decades in psychology, psychiatry, and medicine, and more… 

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