Born That Way

Born That Way

Genes, Behavior, Personality

eBook - 1998
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In Born That Way, William Wright takes us on a fascinating, comprehensive journey into the new world of genetic research and molecular biology to show us the work that has been done during the last half century: how the remarkable findings about gene behavior are overturning existing theories and demolishing assumptions upon which fifty years of psychological thought had been based. He writes not only about twin and adoption studies that measure and compare individuals to establish a genetic influence, but about the corroborating research in molecular biology that underlines the links between genes and personality.
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1998.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780307819383
0307819388
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 303 p.)
Contents: The chemistry of self
Birth of a study
Desperately seeking twins
Cosmic secrets of twins
Minnesota's triumphs
Two dogs named Toy
More weirdness
Other behavioral genetics studies
Stars of the new field
The other end : searching the DNA
Moving right along the double helix
The ups and downs of human nature
Short and happy life of the tabula rasa
Surviving the Jensen furor
Oh so political science
Scientists in denial
Violent crime in the Maryland woods.
Summary: In Born That Way, William Wright takes us on a fascinating, comprehensive journey into the new world of genetic research and molecular biology to show us the work that has been done during the last half century: how the remarkable findings about gene behavior are overturning existing theories and demolishing assumptions upon which fifty years of psychological thought had been based. He writes not only about twin and adoption studies that measure and compare individuals to establish a genetic influence, but about the corroborating research in molecular biology that underlines the links between genes and personality.

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