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Born that way : genes, behavior, personality

Author: William Wright
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 1999.
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Taking the nature vs. nurture debate to a new level, this fascinating, comprehensive journey into the world of genetic research and molecular biology offers a fresh assessment of the work that has been done in this relatively new field during the last half century-work that has demolished common assumptions and overturned existing theories about what determines our personality and behavior.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wright, William, 1930-
Born that way.
New York : Routledge, 1999
(DLC) 99021575
(OCoLC)40954122
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Wright
ISBN: 9781134979653 1134979657 1299696260 9781299696266
OCLC Number: 852903819
Notes: Previously published: New York : Knopf, 1998.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: BORN THAT WAY GENES BEHAVIOR PERSONALITY; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; One The Chemistry of Self; Two Birth of a Study; Three Desperately Seeking Twins; Four Cosmic Secrets of Twins; Five Minnesota's Triumphs; Six Two Dogs Named Toy; Seven More Weirdness; Eight Other Behavioral Genetics Studies; Nine Stars of the New Field; Ten The Other End-Searching the DNA; Eleven Moving Right Along the Double Helix; Twelve The Ups and Downs of Human Nature; Thirteen Short and Happy Life of the Tabula Rasa; Fourteen Surviving the Jensen Furor; Fifteen Oh So Political Science. Sixteen Scientists in DenialSeventeen Violent Crime in the Maryland Woods; Eighteen Conclusions; Appendix; Notes; Index.
Responsibility: William Wright.
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"An intriguing survey of genetic influence."-"The Bookwatch, October 1999 "A stimulating and highly readable introduction to the nature-nurture debate. . . . Essential for those who want to keep pace Read more...

 
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