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 is offering five $7,500 Genetics and Behavior Journalism Fellowships aimed at early- and mid-career journalists. The fellowship supports ambitious, long-form stories on the broad theme of genetics and behavior. The fellowship was established by Eric Turkheimer, Hugh Scott Hamilton Professor, Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia, and Jonathan Weiner, Maxwell M. Geffen Professor of Medical and Scientific Journalism at Columbia Journalism School. Learn more and apply
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 >
One of my many shortcomings as a blogger is that it takes me a long time to think things through. I tend to react to what ought to be immediate situations on Twitter a couple of months later. Which leads to long silences, and boring...Read More >
The main point of what I have written about race and intelligence in Vox and elsewhere concerns a misleading intuition about heritability and group differences—individual differences are uncontroversially heritable, why shouldn’t group differences be the same? This is exactly the argument that was adopted by...Read More >
The Science and Ethics of Group Differences in Intelligence: Part One Winegard, Winegard, Boutwell, and Shackelford (henceforth referred to as WWBS) have written a rejoinder to the Vox article that I co-authored with Eric Turkheimer and Richard Nisbett. They begin by describing a few lines...Read More >