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163. Evaluating Twin, Family and Adoption Studies

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This Psychology Factsheet aims to explain and evaluate the methodology of twin, family and adoption studies. These research methods are used throughout psychology, and they all have the aim of assessing the degree to which a particular behaviour or trait is determined by genes. These research methods have been used to investigate phenomena as diverse as IQ, mental illness, aggression, and even predispositions toward criminal behaviour and alcoholism. Words in bold are defined in the glossary and the worksheet allows the opportunity to practice what you have learned.

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April 2014

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ISSN: 1351-5136

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