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Author Wright, Lawrence, 1947-
Title Twins : and what they tell us about who we are / Lawrence Wright.
Imprint New York : J. Wiley, 1997.

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Author Wright, Lawrence, 1947-
Subject Twins -- Psychology.
Nature and nurture.
Twins -- psychology.
Social Environment.
Description 1 online resource (vi, 202 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-195) and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents ch. 1. Two lives: one personality -- ch. 2. Nature nurture wars -- ch. 3. Secret study -- ch. 4. Minnesota experience -- ch. 5. Critics respond -- ch. 6. Twin mysteries -- ch. 7. Same, but different -- ch. 8. Emotional life -- ch. 9. Environment we make -- ch. 10. Beyond nature versus nurture.
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Summary Recent studies of twins have shaken the field of psychology to its foundation, revolutionizing our understanding of our own personalities. Because identical twins separated at birth share all the same genes, yet live separate lives, they offer a unique opportunity to test theories about the roles played by nature and nurture in shaping who we are. Twins directly challenges many long-held beliefs. For instance, a series of groundbreaking studies of twins has shown that our genes play a much stronger role in shaping our identities than previously thought. Today, scientists can actually estimate what proportion of our intelligence, our personality, and our behavior is determined by inherited tendencies. Even our political orientation and our religious commitment, it turns out, are largely governed by our genes. Twins is filled with astounding stories of identical twins who have lived entirely separate lives but have an incredible amount in common: their hobbies, their mannerisms, their taste in music, food, and clothes, their experiences in marriage and divorce, their careers, their sexuality, even the names they've given their children.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
ISBN 0585334463 (electronic bk.)
9780585334462 (electronic bk.)
0471252204 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780471252207 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 47011755
Additional Format Print version: Wright, Lawrence, 1947- Twins. New York : J. Wiley, 1997 0471252204 (DLC) 97038827 (OCoLC)37854235

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