Hereditarianism



[huh-red-i-tair-ee-uh n] /həˌrɛd ɪˈtɛər i ən/

noun
1.
a person who believes that differences between individuals or groups, including moral and intellectual attributes, are predominantly determined by genetic factors (opposed to ).
adjective
2.
characteristic of or based on such belief:
hereditarian theories.
/həˌrɛdɪˈtɛərɪəˌnɪzəm/
noun
1.
(psychol) a school of thought that emphasizes the influence of heredity in the determination of human behaviour Compare environmentalism

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