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Biological Bases of Personality (2).docx
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School
McMaster University
Department
Psychology
Course
PSYCH 2B03
Professor
Judith Shedden
Semester
Fall

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thNovember 16 2012 Psych 2B03 Theories of Personality Biological Bases of Personality2Biological Bases of Personality 2 heritability coefficient h most commonly calculated measure of the relative significance of genetic vs environmental factorsDistributions and Variancevariability in the scores 22 sum scoremeannumber of scores average squared deviation of individual scores from the meanwhy are there differences in varianceComponents of Variancevariance can be attributed toVVV TGE V different genes genetic variance G V difference in environment environmental variance E2 hVV GT ratio of variancewhen you calculate a correlation it also involves a ratio of variancesHeritability Coefficient 2 hr should lead to the highest estimate of variability assuming mzaenvironments are uncorrelated which means that all of the similarity must be due to their genetic similarity 2 h2r correlatio
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