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Rebellious teens? Genetic and environmental influences on the social attitudes of adolescents.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Abrahamson, AC; Baker, LA; Caspi, A
Published in: Journal of personality and social psychology
December 2002

Genetic and environmental influences in social attitudes were investigated in adopted and nonadopted children (N = 654) and their biological and adoptive relatives in the Colorado Adoption Project. Conservatism and religious attitudes were measured in the children annually from ages 12 to 15 and in the parents during the 12-year-old visit. Multivariate genetic model fitting indicated that both conservatism and religious attitudes are strongly influenced by shared-family environmental factors throughout adolescence. In contrast to previous findings from twin studies, which suggest that genetic influence on social attitudes does not emerge until adulthood, the present study detected significant genetic influence in conservatism as early as age 12. There was no evidence of genetic influence, however, on religious attitudes during adolescence.

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Published In

Journal of personality and social psychology

DOI

EISSN

1939-1315

ISSN

0022-3514

Publication Date

December 2002

Volume

83

Issue

6

Start / End Page

1392 / 1408

Related Subject Headings

  • Social Psychology
  • Social Behavior
  • Religion
  • Politics
  • Personality
  • Models, Genetic
  • Male
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Humans
  • Genetics, Behavioral
 

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Abrahamson, A. C., Baker, L. A., & Caspi, A. (2002). Rebellious teens? Genetic and environmental influences on the social attitudes of adolescents. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 83(6), 1392–1408. https://doi.org/10.1037//0022-3514.83.6.1392
Abrahamson, Amy C., Laura A. Baker, and Avshalom Caspi. “Rebellious teens? Genetic and environmental influences on the social attitudes of adolescents.Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 83, no. 6 (December 2002): 1392–1408. https://doi.org/10.1037//0022-3514.83.6.1392.
Abrahamson AC, Baker LA, Caspi A. Rebellious teens? Genetic and environmental influences on the social attitudes of adolescents. Journal of personality and social psychology. 2002 Dec;83(6):1392–408.
Abrahamson, Amy C., et al. “Rebellious teens? Genetic and environmental influences on the social attitudes of adolescents.Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, vol. 83, no. 6, Dec. 2002, pp. 1392–408. Epmc, doi:10.1037//0022-3514.83.6.1392.
Abrahamson AC, Baker LA, Caspi A. Rebellious teens? Genetic and environmental influences on the social attitudes of adolescents. Journal of personality and social psychology. 2002 Dec;83(6):1392–1408.

Published In

Journal of personality and social psychology

DOI

EISSN

1939-1315

ISSN

0022-3514

Publication Date

December 2002

Volume

83

Issue

6

Start / End Page

1392 / 1408

Related Subject Headings

  • Social Psychology
  • Social Behavior
  • Religion
  • Politics
  • Personality
  • Models, Genetic
  • Male
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Humans
  • Genetics, Behavioral