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25994545
TITLE
The genetic and environmental foundations of political, psychological, social, and economic behaviors: a panel study of twins and families.
ABSTRACT
Here we introduce the Genetic and Environmental Foundations of Political and Economic Behaviors: A Panel Study of Twins and Families (PIs Alford, Hatemi, Hibbing, Martin, and Smith). This study was designed to explore the genetic and environmental influences on social, economic, and political behaviors and attitudes. It involves identifying the psychological mechanisms that operate on these traits, the heritability of complex economic and political traits under varying conditions, and specific genetic correlates of attitudes and behaviors. In addition to describing the study, we conduct novel analyses on the data, estimating the heritability of two traits so far unexplored in the extant literature: Machiavellianism and Baron-Cohen's Empathizing Quotient.
DATE PUBLISHED
2015 Jun
HISTORY
PUBSTATUS PUBSTATUSDATE
entrez 2015/05/22 06:00
pubmed 2015/05/23 06:00
medline 2015/05/23 06:00
AUTHORS
NAME COLLECTIVENAME LASTNAME FORENAME INITIALS AFFILIATION AFFILIATIONINFO
Hatemi PK Hatemi Peter K PK Political Science,Microbiology and Biochemistry,The Pennsylvania State University,Pennsylvania,USA.
Smith K Smith Kevin K Political Science,University of Nebraska,Nebraska,USA.
Alford JR Alford John R JR Political Science, Rice University,Houston,Texas,USA.
Martin NG Martin Nicholas G NG Genetic Epidemiology,Queensland Institute of Medical Research,Brisbane,Queensland,Australia.
Hibbing JR Hibbing John R JR Political Science,University of Nebraska,Nebraska,USA.
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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
MEDLINE JOURNAL
MEDLINETA: Twin Res Hum Genet
COUNTRY: England
ISSNLINKING: 1832-4274
NLMUNIQUEID: 101244624
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Journal Article
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behavior genetics
economic behavior
personality
politics
rational choice
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