Behavior Genetics - the leading journal concerned with the genetic analysis of complex traits - is published in cooperation with the Behavior Genetics Association. This timely journal disseminates the most current original research on the inheritance and evolution of behavioral characteristics in humans and other species. Contributions from eminent international researchers focus on both the application of various genetic perspectives to the study of behavioral characteristics and the influence of behavioral differences on the genetic structure of populations.

  • Offers the most current original research on the inheritance and evolution of behavioral characteristics in humans and other species
  • Includes contributions from eminent international researchers
  • Published in cooperation with the Behavior Genetics Association

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1573-3297
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