Genetics and Children's Experiences in the Family
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2006
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
Volume 36, Issue 1, pages 33–68, January 1995
How to Cite
Plomin, R. (1995), Genetics and Children's Experiences in the Family. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 36: 33–68. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7610.1995.tb01655.x
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2006
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2006
- Accepted manuscript received June 28 1994.
- cognitive abilities
Abstract Genetic research may have its greatest impact for clinicians and developmental researchers in terms of understanding the environment and how the environment relates to children's development. This review focuses on one example al die interface between nature and nurture. Recent research using diverse genetic designs shows that family environment as it is currently assessed involves a substantial contribution from genetic factors. Genetic factors also contribute to correlations between measures of the family environment and developmental outcomes. Implications of these findings are discussed.