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Author Segal, Nancy L., 1951-
Title Born together--reared apart : the landmark Minnesota twin study / Nancy L. Segal.
Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, c2012.
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 Floor2  BF723.T9 S436 2012    IN LIBRARY
  
Description vi, 410 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- The Jim twins (February-March 1979) -- 15,000 questions x 137 pairs -- Early findings (1979-1983) -- Sexual orientation, cognition, and medical traits (1984-1987) -- Pivotal papers: personality and IQ (1988 and 1990) -- Job satisfaction, cardiac characteristics, and more (1989-1990) -- Psychopathology and religiosity (1990) -- Dental traits, allergies, and vocational interests (1991-1992) -- Creativity, work values, and evolution (1992-1993) -- Family environments, happiness, sensation seeking, and the MMPI (1994-1997) -- "Larks" and "owls," ego development, and authoritarianism (1998-2002) -- Twin relationships, social attitudes, and mental abilities (2003-2005) -- Sexual development, fluctuating asymmetry, body size, and the structure of intelligence (2006 and beyond) -- Questions, answers, and twin studies of the future.
Summary An overview of the Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart, which posits that, across a number of traits, twins reared separately are as alike as those raised together-- Source other than Library of Congress.
Subject Twins -- Psychology -- Research.
Nature and nurture -- Research.
ISBN 0674055462 (alk. paper)
9780674055469 (alk. paper)
Standard # 7206323
OCLC number 756913017