The 4th CERSS Young Speaker Series
CERSS Young Speaker Series | 2011.7.21

*This workshop was jointly held with Center for the Sociality of Mind.

Speaker: Dr. Shinji Yamagata (Keio Advanced Research Center)

Date: July 21th, 2011

Location: Hokkaido University, Faculty of Letters, room E204

Participants: Tatsuya Kameda, Toshio Yamagishi, Taiki Takahashi, Masaki Yuki, Susumu Ohnuma, Nobuyuki Takahashi, and others (total twenty-six participants)

Title: Behavioral Genetics Today: Theory, Knowledge, and Its Social Scientific Evolvement

Abstract:
Behavioral genetics is a powerful scientific method that not only allows for evaluating the effects of heredity on individual differences in inherited traits but also for analyzing the effects that are not ordinarily possible, such as the effects of heredity and the environment on the correlations between multiple traits, as well as the interaction between heredity and the environment. In this presentation, the presenter will describe the leading methods used in behavioral genetics today and the knowledge accumulated in the field thus far. The presenter will also discuss the role behavioral genetics can play in the social sciences such as economics and sociology, and will discuss some of the latest promising research.