Why I Am Skeptical about the Molecular Genetics of Very Complex Human Behavior
Eric Turkheimer, PhD
Department of Psychology, University of Virginia
Although it is very well established that no aspect of human behavior is completely independent of genetic background, understanding the specific genetic etiology of behavior has proven far more difficult than had been anticipated. A widely held view is that despite current frustrations, progress on the genetics of complex behavior is just a matter of time, technology and, especially, sample size. Turkheimer suggest that the problems run deeper, and will resist straightforward technological solutions.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 3:00-4:00pm (note new earlier time)
Rm 405A and B, Educational Center, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
10th Floor, Presbyterian Hospital (PH) Building
622 W. 168th Street