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Genetic and Environmental Influences on Individual Differences in Language and Theory of Mind: Common or Distinct?

Claire Hughes

in Why Language Matters for Theory of Mind

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195159912
eISBN:
9780199847150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159912.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter presents data from two twin studies conducted at two different times in development—3;6 years and 5;0 years. Both studies showed a strong correlation between general verbal ability and ... More


The genetics of genius

David T. Lykken

in Genius and the Mind: Studies of Creativity and Temperament

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523734
eISBN:
9780191688997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523734.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter outlines the advances in molecular genetics and discusses their application to genius. The chapter points out, the question is no longer whether genetic or environmental factors ... More


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