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 >
Reactions to my post yesterday about Human Diversity mostly involved my invocation of the idea of genetic determinism, henceforth GD. https://twitter.com/RealYeyoZa/status/1222430602319880192?s=20 https://twitter.com/hbdchick/status/1222221445557817345?s=20 I know that GD is sometimes used as an all-purpose tool to attack any assertion of a role for genetics in human behavior,...Read More >
Charles Murray's new book, Human Diversity, is out today. I will write a few blog posts about it over the next few weeks. First, a general note about how I am going to approach the book. It will come as no surprise to anyone who...Read More >
Charles Murray and I were going back and forth yesterday about the future of polygenic scores, especially as they might be applied in the schools. Murray, as always, looks to a future (now moved back to 2030) in which all behavior is highly predictable from...Read More >