Sociobiology, Personality, and Genetic Similarity Detection

  • Robin J. H. Russell
  • J. Philippe Rushton
  • Pamela A. Wells


We offer here two extensions to Rushton’s paper. First, we shall attempt to develop some ideas which suggest why personality traits are to be expected. In addition, we shall extend the line of speculation with which Rushton ends his paper by arguing for the notion, drawn from socio-biological theorizing, that genetic similarity is a variable which may predict and explain a large part of human behavior.


Genetic Similarity Assortative Mating Interpersonal Attraction Eysenck Personality Inventory Macaca Nemestrina 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robin J. H. Russell
    • 1
  • J. Philippe Rushton
    • 2
  • Pamela A. Wells
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of London Goldsmiths’ CollegeLondonEngland
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Western OntarioLondonCanada

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