Genes and Environment in Personality Development

Genes and Environment in Personality Development

by John C. Loehlin


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Genes and Environment in Personality Development by John C. Loehlin

Intriguing information about twins, adoptions and other family relationships is offered in this volume, which explores how genes and environment act jointly to create individual differences in temperament and personality.

Loehlin examines the relative contributions of genes and environment to major dimensions of personality and to personality change over time, and discusses how genotype-environment findings for personality compare with neighbouring trait domains such as ability. The book concludes with an analysis of how research results on individual personality variation relate to evolutionary views about human nature.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803944510
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 04/10/1992
Series: Individual Differences and Development Series , #2
Pages: 160

Table of Contents

Behavior Genetic Methods
Application to Extraversion
Genes, Environment, and the 'Big Five' Personality Traits
Levels of Analysis
General or Specific?
Heredity, Environment, and Change
Complexities and Contexts

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