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The extent to which a certain genetic characteristic contributes to individual differences in phenotype, or observable traits and behaviors.

Example: One’s height is partially determined by genetic factors; environmental factors such as nutrition and disease are other determinants.

APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2016). Heritability. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 18, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/heritability/