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    • Behavior genetics and postgenomics. 

      Charney, Evan (Behav Brain Sci, 2012-10)
      The science of genetics is undergoing a paradigm shift. Recent discoveries, including the activity of retrotransposons, the extent of copy number variations, somatic and chromosomal mosaicism, and the nature of the epigenome ...
    • Behavioural Genetics in the Postgenomics Era 

      Charney, Evan (eLS, 2014-01-01)
      There is growing evidence that the complexity of higher organisms does not correlate with the ‘complexity’ of the genome (the human genome contains fewer protein coding genes than corn, and many genes are preserved across ...
    • Can tasks be inherently boring? 

      Charney, Evan (Behav Brain Sci, 2013-12)
      Kurzban et al. argue that the experiences of "effort," "boredom," and "fatigue" are indications that the costs of a task outweigh its benefits. Reducing the costs of tasks to "opportunity costs" has the effect of rendering ...
    • Conservatives, liberals, and "the negative". 

      Charney, Evan (Behav Brain Sci, 2014-06)
      The authors connect conservatism with aversion to negativity via the tendentious use of the language of threats to characterize conservatism, but not liberalism. Their reliance upon an objective conception of the negative ...
    • Cytoplasmic inheritance redux. 

      Charney, Evan (Adv Child Dev Behav, 2013)
      Since the early twentieth century, inheritance was seen as the inheritance of genes. Concurrent with the acceptance of the genetic theory of inheritance was the rejection of the idea that the cytoplasm of the oocyte could ...
    • Genes, behavior, and behavior genetics. 

      Charney, Evan (Wiley Interdiscip Rev Cogn Sci, 2017-01)
      According to the 'first law' of behavior genetics, 'All human behavioral traits are heritable.' Accepting the validity of this first law and employing statistical methods, researchers within psychology, sociology, political ...
    • Liberal bias and the five-factor model. 

      Charney, Evan (Behav Brain Sci, 2015)
      Duarte et al. draw attention to the "embedding of liberal values and methods" in social psychological research. They note how these biases are often invisible to the researchers themselves. The authors themselves fall prey ...