‘In an era of genetics, are psychological studies of environmental influences irrelevant?’

The term ‘era of genetics’ emphasises the fact that we have been living in a period of genetics right from the time of the famous scientist Mendel, who first looked at genetic inheritance in the offspring of plants and now we are able to apply his theory and understand why we as humans inherit particular … Continue reading ‘In an era of genetics, are psychological studies of environmental influences irrelevant?’

What is personality? To what extent is personality a product of genetic influences?

The study of personality lies within the broader context of the interplay between human nature and individual differences. It identifies human nature as a set of qualities that are characterized to all humans, in other words what humans have in common and are genetically equipped with from birth (Hergenhahn, 2011). In contrast, individual differences is … Continue reading What is personality? To what extent is personality a product of genetic influences?