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25991074
TITLE
Is there a genetic correlation between general factors of intelligence and personality?
ABSTRACT
We tested a hypothesis that there is no genetic correlation between general factors of intelligence and personality, despite both having been selected for in human evolution. This was done using twin samples from Australia, the United States, the Netherlands, Great Britain, and Croatia, comprising altogether 1,748 monozygotic and 1,329 same-sex dizygotic twin pairs. Although parameters in the model-fitting differed among the twin samples, the genetic correlation between the two general factors could be set to zero, with a better fit if the U.S. sample was excepted.
DATE PUBLISHED
2015 Jun
HISTORY
PUBSTATUS PUBSTATUSDATE
aheadofprint 2015/05/20
entrez 2015/05/21 06:00
pubmed 2015/05/21 06:00
medline 2015/05/21 06:00
AUTHORS
NAME COLLECTIVENAME LASTNAME FORENAME INITIALS AFFILIATION AFFILIATIONINFO
Loehlin JC Loehlin John C JC Psychology Department,University of Texas,Austin,Texas,USA.
Bartels M Bartels Meike M Department of Biological Psychology,VU University,Amsterdam,the Netherlands.
Boomsma DI Boomsma Dorret I DI Department of Biological Psychology,VU University,Amsterdam,the Netherlands.
Bratko D Bratko Denis D Department of Psychology,Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities,University of Zagreb,Zagreb,Croatia.
Martin NG Martin Nicholas G NG QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute,Brisbane,Queensland,Australia.
Nichols RC Nichols Robert C RC Jamul,CA,USA.
Wright MJ Wright Margaret J MJ QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute,Brisbane,Queensland,Australia.
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JOURNAL
VOLUME: 18
ISSUE: 3
TITLE: Twin research and human genetics : the official journal of the International Society for Twin Studies
ISOABBREVIATION: Twin Res Hum Genet
YEAR: 2015
MONTH: Jun
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CITEDMEDIUM: Print
ISSN: 1832-4274
ISSNTYPE: Print
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MEDLINETA: Twin Res Hum Genet
COUNTRY: England
ISSNLINKING: 1832-4274
NLMUNIQUEID: 101244624
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Journal Article
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general factor of intelligence
general factor of personality
heritability
life history theory
mutation-selection balance
twins
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