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Polygenic scores and social science

Veit, Walter and Browning, Heather ORCID: 0000-0003-1554-7052 (2023) Polygenic scores and social science. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 46. ISSN 0140-525X

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Identification Number: 10.1017/S0140525X22002345


It is a hotly contested issue whether polygenic scores should play a major role in the social sciences. Here, we defend a methodologically pluralist stance in which sociogenomics should abandon its hype and recognize that it suffers from all the methodological difficulties of the social sciences, yet nevertheless maintain an optimistic stance toward a more cautious use.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © The Author(s), 2023.
Divisions: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2023 10:36
Last Modified: 26 May 2024 05:33

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