Genetics May Prevail in Kids Unmotivated to Learn

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[Source:  Psych Central]

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Genes may play a large role in why some kids feel unmotivated to learn at school, according to new findings from more than 13,000 twins in six countries.

In fact, the researchers found that 40 to 50 percent of the differences in children’s motivation to learn could be attributed to their genetic inheritance from their parents.

The findings surprised researcher Stephen Petrill, Ph.D., who believed that the twins’ shared environment, such as the family and teachers that they had in common, would have more impact than genetics.

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