Connecting the Dots Between Biology and Addiction
With $2.3 million from the National Institutes of Health, Emory University psychological scientist Rohan Palmer is searching for the genetic influences that leave some individuals particularly vulnerable to addiction.
Genetic Variation Contributes to Individual Differences in Pleasure
Differences in how our brains respond when we’re anticipating a financial reward are due, in part, to genetic differences.
A leading genetic expert tackles the nature vs. nurture debate
Robert Plomin is no stranger to controversy. It comes with the territory, he tells me, for someone who has spent over four decades studying the role genetics play in making us who we are. That
Myth: Children Raised in Similar Ways Have Similar Personalities
Exploring this claim provides an opportunity to discuss issues involving nature and nurture in developmental and personality psychology.
Genetic Differences Linked With Social Mobility
Data from over 6,000 twin pairs indicate that genetic differences account for nearly 50 percent of the variation in social mobility in families.
2017 APS Janet Taylor Spence Awards for Transformative Early Career Contributions
Research by the latest recipients of the Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions includes romantic relationship initiation, the psychological processes that guide moral judgment, and the link between socioeconomic inequality and children’s cognitive and brain development. This year’s recipients include Paul Eastwick, Kimberly Noble, A. Janet Tomiyama, Elliot Tucker-Drob, and Liane Young.