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Not All Twins Are Alike: Psychological Profiles of Twinship / Edition 1

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Overview

Even twins are unique. Most people idealize twins, fantasizing a close, perpetually loving relationship. Yet Klein, herself an identical twin, demonstrates that twins have complicated and intense relationships that range from over-identification or excessive closeness to profound estrangement and conflict. Most twins who are raised as individuals deal with the significant emotional pain of separation in adolescence or young adulthood, yet as mature adults can come to love and respect each other as individuals.

As Klein makes clear, the parenting that twins receive as infants and young children affects the relationships that they have with one another and with the world they choose to function in. Because parenting is a critical determinant of psychological well-being, it should be treated as a serious but manageable challenge. This book is a must-read for twins, their parents, and scholars, students, and other researchers and professionals dealing with mental health and child development.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275975845
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

BARBARA SCHAVE KLEIN has worked in the fields of child development and child psychology for more than 30 years. She is the author or co-author of five previous books. She is also an identical twin.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 The Ultimate Closeness : Growing Up with Your Mirror Image 1
2 Separation : A Crucial Formative Experience 17
3 The Identity Dilemma 33
4 Too Close for Comfort? Issues of Adult Twins 51
5 The Twinning Bond 65
6 Twins and Psychotherapy 79
7 Genetic Endowment and the Environment 97
8 The Legacy of Twinship 103
9 Parenting Twins 111
App. I Demographic Breakdown 121
App. II Pairs of Twins 123
Bibliography 125
Index 131
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