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Workshop Week "Behavioral Genetics in Social Science Research": Registration and application are open

Does your research focus lie at the intersection of genetics and social sciences? The workshop week on "Behavioral Genetics in Social Science Research" takes place from October 8 to 12, 2018. During the three workshops, social scientists will learn how to integrate genetic data into their analysis. Registration and application for a poster presentation have just started.

The first workshop introduces the participants to twin studies (using the "TwinLife" data archived at GESIS) and related quantitative methods of behavioral genetic analysis. The second workshop aims to give participants a deeper insight into the theoretical concepts behind genetic twin and family genetic models. Models are used to estimate heritability and genetic correlations. The final workshop will focus on specific questions that arise while studying molecular genetics - for example, how to deal with heterogeneity in social science models or how to estimate gene-environment interactions.

All three workshops can be booked and attended separately. However, we recommend interested researchers to participate in the whole workshop week.

Selected participants will be given the opportunity to present their own research ideas and projects in the form of a poster presentation on October 8, 2018. Interested participants are invited to submit a short outline of their research idea or project (about ½ pages) until August 20, 2018. Please register for the workshop(s) before applying for a poster presentation.

Further information



Dr. Nora Müller (for questions about workshop contents and the application)

Loretta Langendörfer (for organizational questions)