Toward a Social-Genetic Model of Well-being and Prosociality

Study code
CBR61

Lead researcher
Dr. Aleksandr Kogan

Study type
Participant re-contact

Institution or company
University of Cambridge

Researcher type
Academic

Speciality area
Cross-cutting

Recruitment Site
Online

Summary

We are interested in understanding more about the relationship between people’s genetics, personalities, and social experiences in how they shape well-being and perspectives of the world.

This study is examining the relationship between genetic variation of the receptors in the brain for oxytocin, and social and personality factors. It is looking at how these factors, working together, impact on a person’s well-being, their sociability and their prosocial, or altruistic, behaviour.