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The Nature of Nurture: How Genetics Can Illuminate the Social Environment

February 20, 2024
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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509 Knox Hall

Frontiers in Sociology Colloquium

Dalton Conley | Princeton University

Over the past two decades, many social scientific surveys have collected genotypic data on their respondents. This innovation allows for researchers to develop a more complete picture of the genetic and environmental influences on human health and behavior. The present talk will focus on three aspects of genetic data that make them a useful methodological tool for addressing classical social science questions about the environment: 1. All behavior is at least moderately heritable; 2. Genotype is stable from conception to death; 3. Genotype is randomized and conditional on parental genomes...


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