Born That Way: Genes, Behavior, Personality / Edition 1

Born That Way: Genes, Behavior, Personality / Edition 1

by William Wright, Wright William
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415924944

ISBN-13: 9780415924948

Pub. Date: 08/28/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Taking the nature vs. nurture debate to a new level, this fascinating, comprehensive journey into the world of genetic research and molecular biology offers a fresh assessment of the work that has been done in this relatively new field during the last half century-work that has demolished common assumptions and overturned existing theories about what determines our

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Taking the nature vs. nurture debate to a new level, this fascinating, comprehensive journey into the world of genetic research and molecular biology offers a fresh assessment of the work that has been done in this relatively new field during the last half century-work that has demolished common assumptions and overturned existing theories about what determines our personality and behavior.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415924948
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1The Chemistry of Self3
2Birth of a Study20
3Desperately Seeking Twins34
4Cosmic Secrets of Twins46
5Minnesota's Triumphs52
6Two Dogs Named Toy62
7More Weirdness77
8Other Behavioral Genetics Studies85
9Stars of the New Field99
10The Other End - Searching the DNA118
11Moving Right Along the Double Helix134
12The Ups and Downs of Human Nature147
13Short and Happy Life of the Tabula Rasa171
14Surviving the Jensen Furor183
15Oh So Political Science197
16Scientists in Denial216
17Violent Crime in the Maryland Woods228
18Conclusions254
Appendix275
Notes279
Index295

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