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 >
Heritability and Malleability There has been some interesting discussion on Twitter of a very old topic, the relationship between heritability and malleability. The standard thing to say here is that there is no relationship between the two-- the fact that an individual difference is heritable...Read More >
Emily Smith-Woolley, along with Robert Plomin and his team, just published an article entitled, "Differences in exam performance between pupils attending selective and non-selective schools mirror the genetic differences between them." The title of the article is in my opinion seriously misleading. I have to...Read More >
Julie O'Toole, of the Kartini Clinic for Children and Families, recently posted a blog with the title I have borrowed here, referring a new study of Anorexia Nervosa from the Psychiatric Genetics Consortium, led by Cynthia Bulik. Unsurprisingly I don't think the study qualifies as...Read More >