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Misbehaving science : controversy and the development of behavior genetics

Author: Aaron Panofsky
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Behavior genetics has always been a breeding ground for controversies. From the "criminal chromosome" to the "gay gene," claims about the influence of genes have led to often vitriolic national debates about race, class, and inequality. Many behavior geneticists have encountered accusations of racism and have had their scientific authority and credibility questioned, ruining reputations, and threatening their access  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aaron Panofsky
ISBN: 9780226058313 022605831X 9780226058450 022605845X
OCLC Number: 857234397
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: xi, 321 pages : illustrations
Contents: Studying misbehaving science --
Founding the field to avoid controversy --
Animals or humans to study behavior? : conflict over the shape of the field --
The power of reductionism : valorizing controversial science --
From behavior genetics to genomics --
Responsibility, notoriety, and geneticization.
Responsibility: Aaron Panofsky.

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