adoption study

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adoption study n.

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Clinical Variables and Genetic Loading for Schizophrenia: Analysis of Published Danish Adoption Study Data

Examination of the Nicotine Dependence (NICSNP) Consortium findings in the Iowa adoption studies population

The Adoption Triangle Revisited: A Study of Adoption, Search and Reunion Experiences,
 John Triseliotis, Julia Feast and Fiona Kyle,
 London, BAAF, 2005, pp. xiv + 402, ISBN 1 903699 711, £14.95

The effect of third-party reporting on adoption of evidence-based mesalazine regimens in ulcerative colitis: An observational study

Adversity, Adoption and Afterwards: A Mid-Life Follow-Up Study of Women Adopted from Hong Kong

Prospective longitudinal cohort study on cumulative 5-year delivery and adoption rates among 1338 couples initiating infertility treatment

New vaccine adoption: qualitative study of national decision-making processes in seven low- and middle-income countries

Facilitators and barriers to adoption of evidence-based perinatal care in Latin American hospitals: a qualitative study

Longitudinal Study of Household Smoking Ban Adoption Among Households with at Least One Smoker: Associated Factors, Barriers, and Smoker Support


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In behaviour genetics, an investigation of the correlations between adopted children and either their natural parents or their adoptive parents (or both) on a measurable trait in order to estimate the heritability of that trait, the assumption being that the higher the heritability of the trait, the greater will be the correlation with natural parents, and the lower the heritability the greater will be the correlation with adoptive parents. Since the late 1970s some adoption studies have examined correlations between natural and adoptive siblings within the same households, the assumption being that if the heritability of the trait is high, then the natural children's scores will correlate more highly with those of other natural children, who share half their genes, than with the scores of the adoptive children to whom they are not genetically related, whereas if heritability is low, the reverse should hold. Compare kinship study, twin study.

Subjects: Psychology.

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