Heritability estimates provide a crumbling foundation

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Abstract

When Genotype x Environment (G x E) interactions are present, heritability estimates are not interpretable. Mealey cites abundant evidence for G x E interactions in the etiology of sociopathy, thereby completely undermining estimates of the heritability of sociopathy which form the foundation of her model. Without proper evidence for a genetic basis of sociopathy, Mealey's sociobiological model collapses under its own great weight.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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