Genetics and general cognitive ability

  • Plomin R
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Abstract

General cognitive ability (g), often referred to as "general intelligence," predicts social outcomes such as educational and occupational levels far better than any other behavioral trait. It is one of the most heritable behavioral traits and genes that contribute to the heritability of g will certainly be identified. The scientific and social implications of finding genes associated with g are discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA )

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  • Cognitive Ability; Genes; Genetics; Sciences; Soci

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  • Robert Plomin

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