Heritability estimates in behavior genetics: Wasn’t that station passed long ago?
Behav Brain Sci. 2012-10-01; 35(05): 361-362
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AbstractCharney describes several mechanisms that will bias estimates of heritability in unpredictable directions. In addition, the mechanisms described by Charney explain the puzzling fact that research in human-behavior genetics routinely reports higher heritabilities than animal studies do. However, I argue that the concept of heritability has no real place in human research anyway.