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Heritability

  • By: Thomas J. Bouchard
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

The concept of heritability comes to us from population genetics. The idea was developed but not named by the geneticists Sewall Wright and Ronald Fisher. Both were theorists and applied their ideas to both agricultural and human psychological traits (i.e., intelligence). ...