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Genetics of human behaviour

  • Joanna Moncrieff (a1)
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Ascribing human behaviour to the influence of genetic factors is a reductionist idea that inappropriately applies the explanations of physical science to the human social world. The result is that the designation of some behaviour as deviant is disguised as objective science. The high profile of genetic research means that we must be alert to the potential social consequences of this type of reasoning.

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Genetics of human behaviour

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