Born Together—Reared Apart

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Harvard University Press, Jun 18, 2012 - Psychology - 416 pages
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The Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart startled scientists by demonstrating that twins reared apart are as alike, across a number of personality traits and other measures, as those raised together, suggesting that genetic influence is pervasive. Segal offers an overview of the study’s scientific contributions and effect on public consciousness.
 

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Born Together—Reared Apart: The Landmark Minnesota Twin Study

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The Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart (MISTRA) was initiated in 1979 to help disentangle the effects of environment and genetics on behavior. By studying identical twins reared apart—siblings ... Read full review

Contents

Twin
Introduction
The Jim Twins FebruaryMarch 1979
Early Findings 19791983
Sexual OrientationCognition
Personality and IQ1988and 1990
Job Satisfaction Cardiac Characteristics and More 19891990
Psychopathology andReligiosity 1990
Creativity Work Valuesand Evolution 19921993
and OwlsEgo Development andAuthoritarianism 1998 RelationshipsSocial Attitudes andMental Abilities
Questions Answers and Twin Studies of the Future
Funding Sources
Notes
Acknowledgments
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