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Personality Traits And Genetics
A look at studies indicating that there is a genetic transmission of personality traits which influence our decisions.
# 72657 | 1,808 words | 5 sources | APA | 2004 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2004 in Biology (Genetics) , Psychology (General)

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This paper takes a look at empirical evidence showing which indicates that personality traits do influence our propensity to marry as well as outcomes, and that these personality traits may be genetically influenced. The paper also points out that research to date is still limited (and conflicting), and statistical support has been modest. The paper also reviews studies that both support and refute these theories.

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With Mendel's elucidation of genetics, researchers began the systematic study of the patterns of inheritance giving rise to the field of classic genetics. At that time, research was focused on the inheritance patterns of physical characteristics. But it wasn't long before psychologists began to empirically investigate the genetic transmission of personality traits, further inciting the nature versus nurture debate that still ensues today. For some time it has been clear that personality traits influence marital outcomes..."

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