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Individual differences are more than a gene x environment interaction: The role of learning

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Individual differences in behavior are understood generally as arising from an interaction between genes and environment, omitting a crucial component. The literature on animal and human learning suggests the need to posit principles of learning to explain our differences. One of the challenges for the advancement of the field has been to establish how general principles of learning can explain the almost infinite variation in behavior. We present a case that: 1) individual differences in beh...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1037/xan0000157

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Oxford college:
Corpus Christi College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
American Psychological Association Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition Journal website
Volume:
44
Issue:
1
Pages:
36-55
Publication date:
2018-01-11
Acceptance date:
2017-09-24
DOI:
EISSN:
2329-8464
ISSN:
2329-8456
Pubs id:
pubs:736958
URN:
uri:239f3254-3903-4d25-acf6-c4aa8e2e5417
UUID:
uuid:239f3254-3903-4d25-acf6-c4aa8e2e5417
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pubs:736958
Paper number:
1

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