The Jaina Doctrine of Karma And The Science Of Genetics ► [1.2] The Science Of Genetics ► ▪ Effect of Genetics and Environment on Human Behaviour

Posted: 04.01.2009

Studies in behavioural genetics have shown that both genetic and environmental factors influence the normal and deviant behaviour of human beings. Only a few decades ago, psychologists believed that characteristic of human behaviour were almost entirely the result of environmental influences. These characteristics now are known to be genetically influenced, in many cases to a substantial degree. Intelligence and memory, novelty seeking and activity level, shyness and sociability all show some degree of genetic influence.[114]

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