Environmental (and Genetic) Influences on Personality and Intelligence

  • Nathan Brody
  • Michael J. Crowley
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Part of the Perspectives on Individual Differences book series (PIDF)

Abstract

Environmental and genetic influences both overlap and permeate each other. To discuss one in the absence of the other is likely to lead to error. Accordingly, environmental influences will be examined in this chapter within the context of behavioral genetic research designed to consider genetic and environmental influences simultaneously. Studies of presumed environmental influences on personality and intelligence have rarely been conducted with appropriate controls for genetic influences. We shall argue that we know relatively little about the influence of the environment on intelligence and personality.

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Personality Trait Environmental Influence Genetic Influence Shared Environment Behavior Genetic 
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  • Nathan Brody
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  • Michael J. Crowley
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyWesleyan UniversityMiddletownUSA

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