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John Locke and behavior genetics

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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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Loehlin, J.C. John Locke and behavior genetics. Behav Genet 13, 117–121 (1983). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01071750

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