June 3, 2012
Scientists Look to Genetics of Behavior for Answers to Country's Partisan Divide
Andrew A. Nelles for The Chronicle
Scientific analysis has been able to solve the mysteries of polio and smallpox, heavier-than-air flight, the structure of atoms, and millions of other longstanding puzzles of nature. Could it now be used to diagnose and perhaps even solve our nation's political dysfunction?
There are grounds for some optimism. A new generation of university researchers, many with backgrounds in psychology, are tackling the question, armed with new findings involving behavioral genetics.