Faculty Publications

Title

Genetic‐environmental interaction in “intelligence”: II. Models of behavior, components of variance, and research strategy

Document Type

Article

Keywords

behavior genetics, behavior theory, genetic‐environmental interaction, intelligence, maze performance rat, research‐design

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Developmental Psychobiology

Volume

1

Issue

4

First Page

245

Last Page

253

Abstract

A taxonomy of types of models of behavior is developed within the framework of statistical design concepts. The advantages and limitations of each are discussed. Components of variance from a previous study are derived for different models. It is shown that, with appropriate models, predictive proportions of variances are substantially greater than are ordinarily reported in behavioral research. The position is taken that attention to genetic variables in behavioral research can yield major increases in information gained for the development of behavior theory; that genetic environmental interaction is of major significance in behavior though generally ignored by both geneticists and psychologists; that variables apparently predictive only for a single genotype may provide clues to general behavioral predictors; and that fruitful interchange between geneticists and psychologists requires conceptual adjustments on both sides. Copyright © 1968 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1968

DOI of published version

10.1002/dev.420010406

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