Born Together―Reared Apart: The Landmark Minnesota Twin Study

Valutazione media 3,5
( su 20 valutazioni fornite da Goodreads )
 
9780674055469: Born Together―Reared Apart: The Landmark Minnesota Twin Study

The identical “Jim twins” were raised in separate families and met for the first time at age thirty-nine, only to discover that they both suffered tension headaches, bit their fingernails, smoked Salems, enjoyed woodworking, and vacationed on the same Florida beach. This example of the potential power of genetics captured widespread media attention in 1979 and inspired the Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart. This landmark investigation into the nature-nurture debate shook the scientific community by demonstrating, across a number of traits, that twins reared separately are as alike as those raised together.

As a postdoctoral fellow and then as assistant director of the Minnesota Study, Nancy L. Segal provides an eagerly anticipated overview of its scientific contributions and their effect on public consciousness. The study’s evidence of genetic influence on individual differences in traits such as personality (50%) and intelligence (70%) overturned conventional ideas about parenting and teaching. Treating children differently and nurturing their inherent talents suddenly seemed to be a fairer approach than treating them all the same. Findings of genetic influence on physiological characteristics such as cardiac and immunologic function have led to more targeted approaches to disease prevention and treatment. And indications of a stronger genetic influence on male than female homosexuality have furthered debate regarding sexual orientation.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

About the Author:

Nancy L. Segal is Distinguished Professor in Humanities and Social Sciences and Director of the Twin Studies Center at California State University, Fullerton.

Review:

Twins separated at birth are endlessly fascinating and give us some of the best scientific insights into nature and nurture. No one can tell this story better than Nancy Segal, gifted scientist, raconteur, and wise observer of human nature.
--Steven Pinker, author of The Better Angels of Our Nature

This is a vivid and intimate account of one of the classic episodes in the history of the nature-nurture debate by somebody who was part of the team. The Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart made a vital difference, against often entrenched conventional wisdom, to the understanding of human development. Nancy Segal tells the story of the project superbly.
--Matt Ridley, author of Nature via Nurture

Born Together-Reared Apart is a tour-de-force in the history of psychology and twin research. Describing the twins' life stories as well as the scientific data, Segal gives us a compelling account of the findings, implications, and controversies from the world famous Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart. The book will be essential for anyone seriously interested in the genetic and environmental influences affecting human health and behavior.
--Robert Plomin, Professor of Behavioral Genetics, King's College London

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Nancy L. Segal
Editore: Harvard University Press (2012)
ISBN 10: 0674055462 ISBN 13: 9780674055469
Nuovi Quantità: 3
Da
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Harvard University Press, 2012. HRD. Condizione libro: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria WH-9780674055469

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 33,80
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 10,08
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Segal, Nancy L.
Editore: Harvard Univ Press
ISBN 10: 0674055462 ISBN 13: 9780674055469
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 1
Da
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Harvard Univ Press. Condizione libro: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Codice libro della libreria 2365361

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 44,90
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

Nancy L. Segal
Editore: HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0674055462 ISBN 13: 9780674055469
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 1
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States, 2012. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The identical Jim twins were raised in separate families and met for the first time at age thirty-nine, only to discover that they both suffered tension headaches, bit their fingernails, smoked Salems, enjoyed woodworking, and vacationed on the same Florida beach. This example of the potential power of genetics captured widespread media attention in 1979 and inspired the Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart. This landmark investigation into the nature-nurture debate shook the scientific community by demonstrating, across a number of traits, that twins reared separately are as alike as those raised together. As a postdoctoral fellow and then as assistant director of the Minnesota Study, Nancy L. Segal provides an eagerly anticipated overview of its scientific contributions and their effect on public consciousness. The study s evidence of genetic influence on individual differences in traits such as personality (50 per cent) and intelligence (70 per cent) overturned conventional ideas about parenting and teaching. Treating children differently and nurturing their inherent talents suddenly seemed to be a fairer approach than treating them all the same.Findings of genetic influence on physiological characteristics such as cardiac and immunologic function have led to more targeted approaches to disease prevention and treatment. And indications of a stronger genetic influence on male than female homosexuality have furthered debate regarding sexual orientation. Codice libro della libreria AAH9780674055469

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 45,59
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

Nancy L. Segal
Editore: HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0674055462 ISBN 13: 9780674055469
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 1
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States, 2012. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The identical Jim twins were raised in separate families and met for the first time at age thirty-nine, only to discover that they both suffered tension headaches, bit their fingernails, smoked Salems, enjoyed woodworking, and vacationed on the same Florida beach. This example of the potential power of genetics captured widespread media attention in 1979 and inspired the Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart. This landmark investigation into the nature-nurture debate shook the scientific community by demonstrating, across a number of traits, that twins reared separately are as alike as those raised together. As a postdoctoral fellow and then as assistant director of the Minnesota Study, Nancy L. Segal provides an eagerly anticipated overview of its scientific contributions and their effect on public consciousness. The study s evidence of genetic influence on individual differences in traits such as personality (50 per cent) and intelligence (70 per cent) overturned conventional ideas about parenting and teaching. Treating children differently and nurturing their inherent talents suddenly seemed to be a fairer approach than treating them all the same. Findings of genetic influence on physiological characteristics such as cardiac and immunologic function have led to more targeted approaches to disease prevention and treatment. And indications of a stronger genetic influence on male than female homosexuality have furthered debate regarding sexual orientation. Codice libro della libreria AAH9780674055469

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 45,79
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

SEGAL
Editore: Harvard University Press
ISBN 10: 0674055462 ISBN 13: 9780674055469
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Harvard University Press. Condizione libro: New. Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 0674055462

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 45,13
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 2,99
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

Segal, Nancy L.
ISBN 10: 0674055462 ISBN 13: 9780674055469
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro 2012. HRD. Condizione libro: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria TH-9780674055469

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 45,59
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,41
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

SEGAL
ISBN 10: 0674055462 ISBN 13: 9780674055469
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 1
Da
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro 2012. Hardback. Condizione libro: NEW. 9780674055469 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Codice libro della libreria HTANDREE0807164

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 47,01
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 8,95
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

Nancy L. Segal
Editore: Harvard University Press
ISBN 10: 0674055462 ISBN 13: 9780674055469
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 3
Da
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Harvard University Press. Hardback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, Born Together-Reared Apart: The Landmark Minnesota Twin Study, Nancy L. Segal, The identical "Jim twins" were raised in separate families and met for the first time at age thirty-nine, only to discover that they both suffered tension headaches, bit their fingernails, smoked Salems, enjoyed woodworking, and vacationed on the same Florida beach. This example of the potential power of genetics captured widespread media attention in 1979 and inspired the Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart. This landmark investigation into the nature-nurture debate shook the scientific community by demonstrating, across a number of traits, that twins reared separately are as alike as those raised together. As a postdoctoral fellow and then as assistant director of the Minnesota Study, Nancy L. Segal provides an eagerly anticipated overview of its scientific contributions and their effect on public consciousness. The study's evidence of genetic influence on individual differences in traits such as personality (50 per cent) and intelligence (70 per cent) overturned conventional ideas about parenting and teaching. Treating children differently and nurturing their inherent talents suddenly seemed to be a fairer approach than treating them all the same. Findings of genetic influence on physiological characteristics such as cardiac and immunologic function have led to more targeted approaches to disease prevention and treatment. And indications of a stronger genetic influence on male than female homosexuality have furthered debate regarding sexual orientation. Codice libro della libreria B9780674055469

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 48,47
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 7,78
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

Nancy L. Segal
Editore: Harvard University Press (2012)
ISBN 10: 0674055462 ISBN 13: 9780674055469
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 1
Da
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Harvard University Press, 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0674055462

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 58,81
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

Nancy L. Segal
Editore: HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0674055462 ISBN 13: 9780674055469
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 10
Da
Book Depository hard to find
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, United States, 2012. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. The identical Jim twins were raised in separate families and met for the first time at age thirty-nine, only to discover that they both suffered tension headaches, bit their fingernails, smoked Salems, enjoyed woodworking, and vacationed on the same Florida beach. This example of the potential power of genetics captured widespread media attention in 1979 and inspired the Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart. This landmark investigation into the nature-nurture debate shook the scientific community by demonstrating, across a number of traits, that twins reared separately are as alike as those raised together. As a postdoctoral fellow and then as assistant director of the Minnesota Study, Nancy L. Segal provides an eagerly anticipated overview of its scientific contributions and their effect on public consciousness. The study s evidence of genetic influence on individual differences in traits such as personality (50 per cent) and intelligence (70 per cent) overturned conventional ideas about parenting and teaching. Treating children differently and nurturing their inherent talents suddenly seemed to be a fairer approach than treating them all the same. Findings of genetic influence on physiological characteristics such as cardiac and immunologic function have led to more targeted approaches to disease prevention and treatment. And indications of a stronger genetic influence on male than female homosexuality have furthered debate regarding sexual orientation. Codice libro della libreria BTE9780674055469

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 59,84
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro