New evidence on the link between genes, psychological traits, and political engagement.

Weinschenk AC, Dawes CT, Kandler C, Bell E, Riemann R (2019)
Politics and the life sciences : the journal of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences 38(1): 1-13.

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We investigate the link between genes, psychological traits, and political engagement using a new data set containing information on a large sample of young German twins. The TwinLife Study enables us to examine the predominant model of personality, the Big Five framework, as well as traits that fall outside the Big Five, such as cognitive ability, providing a more comprehensive understanding of the underpinnings of political engagement. Our results support previous work showing genetic overlap between some psychological traits and political engagement. More specifically, we find that cognitive ability and openness to experience are correlated with political engagement and that common genes can explain most of the relationship between these psychological traits and political engagement. Relationships between genes, psychological traits, and political engagement exist even at a fairly young age, which is an important finding given that previous work has relied heavily on older samples to study the link between genes, psychological traits, and political engagement.
Erscheinungsjahr
2019
Zeitschriftentitel
Politics and the life sciences : the journal of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences
Band
38
Ausgabe
1
Seite(n)
1-13
eISSN
1471-5457
Page URI
https://pub.uni-bielefeld.de/record/2935657

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Weinschenk AC, Dawes CT, Kandler C, Bell E, Riemann R. New evidence on the link between genes, psychological traits, and political engagement. Politics and the life sciences : the journal of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences. 2019;38(1):1-13.
Weinschenk, A. C., Dawes, C. T., Kandler, C., Bell, E., & Riemann, R. (2019). New evidence on the link between genes, psychological traits, and political engagement. Politics and the life sciences : the journal of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences, 38(1), 1-13. doi:10.1017/pls.2019.3
Weinschenk, A. C., Dawes, C. T., Kandler, C., Bell, E., and Riemann, R. (2019). New evidence on the link between genes, psychological traits, and political engagement. Politics and the life sciences : the journal of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences 38, 1-13.
Weinschenk, A.C., et al., 2019. New evidence on the link between genes, psychological traits, and political engagement. Politics and the life sciences : the journal of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences, 38(1), p 1-13.
A.C. Weinschenk, et al., “New evidence on the link between genes, psychological traits, and political engagement.”, Politics and the life sciences : the journal of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences, vol. 38, 2019, pp. 1-13.
Weinschenk, A.C., Dawes, C.T., Kandler, C., Bell, E., Riemann, R.: New evidence on the link between genes, psychological traits, and political engagement. Politics and the life sciences : the journal of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences. 38, 1-13 (2019).
Weinschenk, Aaron C, Dawes, Christopher T, Kandler, Christian, Bell, Edward, and Riemann, Rainer. “New evidence on the link between genes, psychological traits, and political engagement.”. Politics and the life sciences : the journal of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences 38.1 (2019): 1-13.

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