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Heritability

The Nature-Nurture Debate May Finally Be Settled

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 05.20.2015 | Science

It's an age-old debate: do our genes make us who we are, or is it the environment in which we were raised? There's long been agreement that both "...

The Heritability of Intelligence: Not What You Think

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Scott Barry Kaufman

Instead of an index of how "genetic" an IQ test is, it's more likely that in Western society-- where learning opportunities differ so drastically from each other-- heritability is telling you just how much the test is influenced by culture.

8 Surprising Facts To Put The Nature Vs. Nurture Debate To Rest

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Barry Kaufman

I teamed up with the well-known developmental psychologist David S. Moore to list eight facts about genes, twin studies and the heritability statistic that may come as a surprise to many people, even biologists!