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
We are pleased to announce that we have selected the five journalism awards from a large and exciting group of applications. Under the direction of Jonathan Weiner of the Columbia School of Journalism and the science journalist Tim Requarth, we have selected five awardees who will pursue long-form journalism on subjects at the interface of genetics and complex human behavior. We are very excited to have them join the GHA project, and look forward to the work they will produce.
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 >
This past November, as a fourth year PhD student, I sat in a room filled with a variety of scholars, including philosophers, psychologists, and engineers. I was the only individual who studies behavioral genetics, a field that examines how both nurture and nature influence human...Read More >
You might be getting old, if.... Half your posts are on the theme of, "Nobody reads the classic literature anymore." Kong et al.'s The nature of nurture: Effects of parental genotypes is a clever, original analysis, but I assumed that the title was an hommage to...Read More >
I often feel as though I am swimming upstream when I make the case that behavioral genetics is not headed for a golden future in which the genetics of intelligence and schizophrenia are understood all the way down to the genome. Why not? They are...Read More >