Rice, Cloninger & Reich (1980) showed that correlational data on American I.Q. is consistent with a rather low genetic heritability. Here we confirm their general results with a more parsimonious model. From phenotypic data alone, the estimates of genetic and cultural heritability are 0·31 and 0·42, respectively. Using environmental indices, the parsimonious estimates become 0·34 and 0·26, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-198
Number of pages12
JournalGenetical Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1982


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