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The Evolution of Personality and Individual Differences$
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David M. Buss and Patricia H. Hawley

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195372090

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372090.001.0001

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Theory and Methods in Evolutionary Behavioral Genetics

Theory and Methods in Evolutionary Behavioral Genetics

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(p.280) 10 Theory and Methods in Evolutionary Behavioral Genetics
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The Evolution of Personality and Individual Differences
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Matthew C. Keller

Daniel P. Howrigan

Matthew A. Simonson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372090.003.0010

This chapter reviews the major proximate and ultimate sources of genetic variation. It outlines the currently-available methods that can be used to examine these major sources, with an emphasis on molecular genetic methods, such as assays of mutation load and whole-genome association studies. It argues for the necessity of “consilience” between evolutionary psychology and molecular genetics.

Keywords:   genetic variations, molecular genetics, consilience, evolutionary psychology

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