Latest Nature versus nurture Stories
The results of a new study may provide great relief to many parents… or simply add to their confusion about what is the best way to nurture their children.
Mom or dad may have driven you to cello rehearsal all those years, but you can also thank your genes for pushing you to practice.
The degree to which students' exam scores differ owes more to their genes than to their teachers, schools or family environments.
New human and animal research released today demonstrates how experiences impact genes that influence behavior and health.
A new literature review of dozens of studies, performed by Hebrew University of Jerusalem, used more than 14,600 pairs of twins to reveal that children's genetics significantly affect how they are parented.
The fact that taller people also tend to be slightly smarter is due in roughly equal parts to two phenomena—the same genes affect both traits and taller people are more likely than average to mate with smarter people and vice versa—according to a study led by the University of Colorado Boulder.
Researchers have determined that genetic markets could impact whether a person graduates high school and continues onto higher education.
As we grow up, traits such as height, weight and IQ are strongly influenced by the environment we live in, according to a new study that pits nature (genes) against nurture (environment).
The extent to which our development is affected by nature or nurture – our genetic make-up or our environment – may differ depending on where we live.
Genes play a greater role in forming character traits - such as self-control, decision making or sociability - than was previously thought.
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