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 >
Last year I wrote a response to a an article in Current Directions in Psychological Science by Robert Plomin, John DeFries, Valerie Knopik and Jenae Niederhiser titled, "Top Ten Replicated Findings from Behavioral Genetics." Mine was titled "Weak Genetic Explanation Twenty Years Later." There is...Read More >
Plomin’s treatment of “The Gloomy Prospect” is not quite as egregious as his taking credit for the First Law of Behavior Genetics. On the other hand, it provides a clear insight into his overall rewriting of the history of developmental behavioral genetics and the consequences...Read More >
One of the peculiar things about Robert Plomin's recent, Blueprint, is that it seems to point in both directions. It is impossible to read the book without coming away with the impression that genes are the most important, in some ways the only, determinant of...Read More >