Measuring heritability: why bother?

Shuker, David M. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2092-6236 and Dickins, Thomas E. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5788-0948 (2022) Measuring heritability: why bother? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 45 , e175. ISSN 0140-525X [Article] (doi:10.1017/S0140525X21001606)

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Open peer commentary
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology > Behavioural Biology group
Item ID: 36350
Notes on copyright: This article has been published in a revised form in Behavioral and Brain Sciences http://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X21001606. This version is free to view and download for private research and study only. Not for re-distribution or re-use. Copyright © The Author(s), 2022. Published by Cambridge University Press
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Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2022 08:09
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 17:37
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/36350

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