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 >
Admittedly, the title of this post is kind of a straw man. Whether behavior genetic methods are appropriate for relationships research depends on what your question is.And there are lots of potential questions one could ask. To list just a few: Are there genetic influences...Read More >
I was going through some old files from graduate school the other day, and came across a paper that I wrote as a second-year graduate student in Matt McGue's "Behavioral Genetics" course. The paper, "Behavior Genetic Perspective on Marital Status: Divorce and Marriage" made me...Read More >
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