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

Agustín Fuentes, Kevin Bird

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    Abstract

    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
    Volume45
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Sep 13 2022

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
    • Physiology
    • Behavioral Neuroscience

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