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Behavior-Genetic Analysis

Behavior-genetic analysis is the approach to the study of organisms and their behavior that com­ bines the concepts of behavioral analysis from psychology and ethology, based on the knowl­ edge or control of experience, with the concepts and methods of genetic analysis based on the knowledge or control of ancestry. The combi­ nation of these two disparate domains provides challenges for those trained primarily as behav­ ior analysts to appreciate the complexity of genetic systems, as well as for those trained primarily as geneticists to appreciate the com­ plexity of behavior.