Heritability/ Twin Studies

Mastery: Explores biological influences in the development of personality using peer reviewed research to apply concepts and theories. Facts and terminology are defined and supported by scholarly resources.

Introductory paragraph: This week, in your readings and discussions, you had the opportunity to study and explore personality development in relation to biology. In this assignment you will be able to explore the subject of heritability in more depth.

Unit 6 Assignment: This week you will complete a 2-3-page expository paper exploring heritability and how twin studies have informed this theory.

  • Define heritability using your own words and supporting it with a reliable source.
  • Explain the results of the study on twins and siblings.
  • Using information and terminology from twin studies, show how the study of twins can help to determine how much personality is due to heredity and how much to the environment, using at least one example.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/national/longterm/twins/twins1.htm   >this is the link of the study on twins and siblings>