Measuring heritability: why bother?

Shuker, David M. ORCID logoORCID: and Dickins, Thomas E. ORCID logoORCID: (2022) Measuring heritability: why bother? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 45 , e175. ISSN 0140-525X [Article] (doi:10.1017/S0140525X21001606)

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Uchiyama et al. rightly consider how cultural variation may influence estimates of heritability by contributing to environmental sources of variation. We disagree, however, with the idea that estimates of heritability are ever a plausible aim. Heritability estimates are always context-specific, and to suggest otherwise is to misunderstand what heritability can and cannot tell us.

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Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology > Behavioural Biology group
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