Heritability is a poor, if not unhelpful, measure of complex human behavioral processes

Agustín Fuentes, Kevin Bird

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    Heritability is not a measure of the relative contribution of nature vis-à-vis nurture, nor is it the phenotypic variance explained by or because of genetic variance. Heritability is a correlative value. The evolutionary and developmental processes associated with human culture challenge the use of heritability for understanding human behavior.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article numbere162
    JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
    StatePublished - Sep 13 2022

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
    • Physiology
    • Behavioral Neuroscience

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