Group Differences, Genetic Similarity Theory, and the Importance of Personality Traits

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  • J. Philippe Rushton


Jensen and Russell, Rushton, and Wells provided extensions to my paper on the sociobiology of individual and group differences, while Vernon placed the earlier paper in historical context, and qualified some of the points made. In this paper I shall concentrate on three issues: Group differences, genetic similarity theory, and the importance of personality traits.


Personality Trait Reciprocal Altruism Ethnic Group Difference Trait Theory Differential Reproductive Success 
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  • J. Philippe Rushton
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Western OntarioLondonCanada

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