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Heritability of Intraindividual Mean and Variability of Positive and Negative Affect: Genetic Analysis of Daily Affect Ratings Over a Month

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Heritability of Intraindividual Mean and Variability of Positive and Negative Affect : Genetic Analysis of Daily Affect Ratings Over a Month. / Zheng, Yao; Plomin, Robert; von Stumm, Sophie.

In: Psychological Science, Vol. 27, No. 12, 11.10.2016, p. 1611-1619.

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Zheng, Y, Plomin, R & von Stumm, S 2016, 'Heritability of Intraindividual Mean and Variability of Positive and Negative Affect: Genetic Analysis of Daily Affect Ratings Over a Month', Psychological Science, vol. 27, no. 12, pp. 1611-1619. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797616669994

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Zheng, Y., Plomin, R., & von Stumm, S. (2016). Heritability of Intraindividual Mean and Variability of Positive and Negative Affect: Genetic Analysis of Daily Affect Ratings Over a Month. Psychological Science, 27(12), 1611-1619. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797616669994

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Zheng Y, Plomin R, von Stumm S. Heritability of Intraindividual Mean and Variability of Positive and Negative Affect: Genetic Analysis of Daily Affect Ratings Over a Month. Psychological Science. 2016 Oct 11;27(12):1611-1619. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797616669994

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Zheng, Yao ; Plomin, Robert ; von Stumm, Sophie. / Heritability of Intraindividual Mean and Variability of Positive and Negative Affect : Genetic Analysis of Daily Affect Ratings Over a Month. In: Psychological Science. 2016 ; Vol. 27, No. 12. pp. 1611-1619.

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