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Behavior Genetics

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 117-121

First online:

John Locke and behavior genetics

  • John C. LoehlinAffiliated withDepartment of Psychology, University of Texas

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Locke's views on the nature-nurture question are illustrated by quotations from his writings. Locke was predominantly an environmentalist but gave some emphasis to constitutional tendencies, especially in the area of temperatment.

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