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The idea of a reared-apart twin study had been in the air prior to the discovery of the 'Jim twins', but Bouchard was not optimistic about identifying a sufficiently large sample of separated sets. However, the media attention surrounding the Jim twins attracted other participants, and when the study concluded in 1999, a total of 137 pairs (81 MZA and 56 DZA) had been assessed (Segal, 2012).

Segal's book, Born Together-Reared Apart: The Landmark Minnesota Twin Study, was published by Harvard University Press in June 2012. It surveys the origins, methods, findings and controversies from the Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart

Segal's book, Born Together-Reared Apart: The Landmark Minnesota Twin Study, was published by Harvard University Press in June 2012. It surveys the origins, methods, findings and controversies from the Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart. Another of her books is Someone Else's Twin: The True Story of Babies Switched at Birth, published in 2011 by Prometheus. It tells the story of identical twin girls born in Spain's Canary Islands, one of whom was accidentally exchanged for a singleton infant. The twins were reunited at age twenty-eight.

Born Together-Reared Apart book. 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.

Born Together-Reared Apart. The Landmark Minnesota Twin Study. 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.

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.

Автор: Segal Nancy L. Название: Born Together-Reared Apart: The Landmark Minnesota .

Описание: From world-renowned author Erich Segal comes a powerful and moving saga of five extraordinary members of the Harvard class of 1958 and the women with whom their lives are intertwined. Five lives, five love stories: Danny Rossi, the musical prodigy, risks it all for Harvard, even a break with his domineering father.

Segal, N. (2012), Born Together-Reared Apart: The Landmark Minnesota Twin Study, Cambridge, MA. . (2012), Born Together-Reared Apart: The Landmark Minnesota Twin Study, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, p. 400. Segal, 2012, p. 1.

And so began the Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart. At the time, psychology leaned heavily toward the nurture side of the nature-nurture debate. The twins provided unique information about the role of genes and environment in human development.

Born Together―Reared Apart: The Landmark Minnesota Twin Study.

CA), is a professor in the Department of Psychology at California State University, Fullerton, and the director of the Twin Studies Center, which she founded in 1991. 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.


Comments: (7)

Rainshaper
This book was definitely worth my while to read -- jam-packed with important data on the relative importance of genes versus nurture. However, it might seem a bit strange, but I was inclined to agree with both those who gave the book 5 stars and those who largely trashed it with 1 star. The reason I say this is because the book was just loaded with very important data on identical twins that help to answer numerous questions about how much of human psychological, intellectual, and physical traits are genetically determined, versus how much are simply matters of environment, nurture,and opportunity. Therefore, from that angle, the book should get 5 stars; however, for many readers (myself included), the book was just too dry, had too many technical data, too many comparisons of MISTRA studies with other scientific studies, and was not very engagingly written. From that angle, the book would hardly get more than 1 star.

I take a positive view on the book, though, and I chose to give it 4 stars, simply because the importance and scientific value of the research involved in the MISTRA were so great that they overshadowed the fact that the book was too technical, detailed, and tedious for most non-scientists.

I believe that the author was writing the book in large part for the scientific community, with much detailed discussion surrounding efforts to vindicate the validity and authenticity of the research and conclusions of the MISTRA. As for myself, being a reader with much interest in technical science, but also much appreciation for good literature, this book could not have been written so as to please both aspects of my tastes -- the aesthetic versus the technical. It was a good book, nevertheless, and it's quite enlightening to discover so much information about how our genes influence who and what we are -- albeit, leaving open the door for much personal development, responsibility for character, and freedom to make of our lives what we sincerely, and with dedication, choose by freedom of will to value and endorse. Given the information in this book, it would be an utterly unwarranted conclusion to presume that we human beings are strictly determined to be who and what we, in fact, become. There is a vast degree of leeway and freedom to make and remake ourselves. Thus, in spite of the constraints of genetics, we have cause for optimism toward the power of choice, personal development, and personal growth.

This book was a contribution to science and to human society -- worthy of some considerable meritorious acknowledgement.
MrRipper
Extremely important work at U Minn on the psychological similarities of adopted away twins has not taken its proper place in the understanding of the human mind. So much of who we are is determined by out genetic endowment, but it is viewed by many as unbelievable in the context of our current cultural biases.
Impala Frozen
This is a well-written book that provides fascinating information about twins and what happens when they are raised apart. If this is an area of interest of yours then it is a must read.
Chilele
The book is really not for general public reading. There are too many statistics, and it reads like a textbook. Wouldn't recommend it for anyone who is not in the field of psychology or psychiatry.
Whiteseeker
This large multi-year study compares many attributes of maternal and paternal twins separated at or near berth and reared apart, often in dramatically different environments. Controls are twins reared together. Far those with an interest in human behavior all the results are fascinating and many startling. The protocols and data are rigorously detailed such that scientists are able to judge the validity of the conclusions. Armatures will find themselves skipping much of the slog but still can appreciate the conclusions and antidotes.
Burilar
Anyone interested in the old "nature versus nurture" argument should read this book. Most people have been exposed to cribs and drabs of this research, but this is the whole enchilada....albeit a little heavy on statistics for some readers......but it has to be that way!

John Person
Karg
Great product great price
Thank you
Born Together―Reared Apart: The Landmark Minnesota Twin Study download epub
Psychology & Counseling
Author: Nancy L. Segal
ISBN: 0674055462
Category: Health, Fitness & Dieting
Subcategory: Psychology & Counseling
Language: English
Publisher: Harvard University Press (June 18, 2012)
Pages: 416 pages