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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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Testing the Evolutionary Genetics of Personality: Do Balanced Selection and Gene Flow Cause Genetically Adapted Personality Differences in Human Populations?

Testing the Evolutionary Genetics of Personality: Do Balanced Selection and Gene Flow Cause Genetically Adapted Personality Differences in Human Populations?

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(p.425) 15 Testing the Evolutionary Genetics of Personality: Do Balanced Selection and Gene Flow Cause Genetically Adapted Personality Differences in Human Populations?
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The Evolution of Personality and Individual Differences
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Andrea Camperio Ciani

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372090.003.0015

This chapter provides empirical evidence bearing on three competing evolutionary genetic scenarios: neutral selection, mutation selection, and balancing selection. Using an innovative research design involving personality assays of inhabitants of three mainland villages and a host of nearby islands, it concludes that the findings support only the balancing selection explanation, while refuting (or finding no support for) the neutral and mutation selection scenarios.

Keywords:   individual differences, personality assays, balancing selection, neutral selection, mutation selection

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