A $3.5 million research initiative supported with funding from the John Templeton Foundation and support from the University of Virginia. The program is led by Eric Turkheimer. We are now accepting letters of intent proposing research in areas relevant to the application of modern genomics to complex human behavior related to values and character development.
UPDATE: The Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia
Online applications for the Genetics and Behavior Journalism Fellowships are due on September 17, 2018. Awardees will pursue long-form journalism on subjects at the interface of genetics and complex human behavior.
We manage the Genetics and Human Agency project, supported by the John Templeton Foundation, which funds teams of scientists and philosophers working to understand the role of genetics in complex human behavior.Read More >
Rüdiger Bittner, Wendy Johnson, and I recently published the paper “Behavior Genetics and Agent Responsibility” in the Journal for Ethics and Moral Philosophy. Abstract: Recent evidence from psychological science and genetics suggests that genetic influences underlie all behavior as well as the most worrisome social...Read More >
One of the interesting characteristics of GWAS reporting is how regimented it is. The format of old-fashioned social science research was made up fresh by the investigators every time, and part of the fun of reading it was in the creativity of designs, models and...Read More >
In the first paper I wrote about GWAS, in 2012, I reviewed a paper about GWAS of height by Weedon et al. After correcting for population stratification, Weedon et al identified a handful of SNPs with genome-wide significant correlations with height (news at the time),...Read More >