Behavior Genetics

, Volume 41, Issue 6, pp 783–786 | Cite as

A Brief Family and Academic Biography of Benson E. Ginsburg

  • Stephen C. MaxsonEmail author
Original Research


This is a brief personal biography of Benson E. Ginsburg, my friend, colleague and mentor. This is personal in several ways. First, it is about Benson’s family as well as his career. Second, much of what I write is based on discussions with Benson. Third, after 1960, Benson’s story is a big part of my story. I have been there for more than 50 years as it has unfolded.


Behavior genetics Gene interactions Gene and environment interactions Group selection Mice Canids Humans Biobehavioral science 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of ConnecticutStorrsUSA

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