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Genes, Race, and Psychology in the Genome Era

Anderson, Norman B and Nickerson, Kim J (2005) Genes, Race, and Psychology in the Genome Era. American Psychologist, 60 (10). pp. 5-8.

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Abstract

The mapping of the human genome has reawakened interest in the topic of race and genetics, especially the use of genetic technology to examine racial differences in complex outcomes such as health and intelligence. Advances in genomic research challenge psychology to address the myriad conceptual, methodological, and analytical issues associated with research on genetics and race. In addition, the field needs to understand the numerous social, ethical, legal, clinical, and policy implications of research in this arena. Addressing these issues should not only benefit psychology but could also serve to guide such thought in other fields, including molecular biology. The purpose of this special issue is to begin a discussion of this issue of race and genetics within the field of psychology. Several scholars who work in the fields of genetics, race, or related areas were invited to write (or had previously submitted) articles sharing their perspectives.


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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Access to full text is subject to the publisher's access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: race, genes, psychology, genome, genome era
Subjects: Health
Research > Genetics and Race
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Depositing User: Kismet Loftin-Bell
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2011 13:20
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/478

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