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No two alike : human nature and human individuality

Author: Judith Rich Harris
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Draws on principles in evolutionary psychology to explore a controversial theory about the source of human personality, challenging current scientific beliefs while examining what can be learned through studies of language, autism, and chimpanzees.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Rich Harris
ISBN: 0393059480 9780393059489
OCLC Number: 61461712
Description: xi, 322 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: An appreciation of differences --
That damn rectangle --
Monkey business --
Birth order and other environmental differences within the family --
The person and the situation --
The modular mind --
The relationship system --
The socialization system --
The status system --
Denouement.
Responsibility: Judith Rich Harris.
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Presents an exploration of human nature that looks within the mind to discover why people differ in personality. This story of a scientific quest is also the personal story of a startlingly  Read more...

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A display of scientific courage and imagination. --William Salatan

 
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by vleighton (WorldCat user published 2012-01-01) Excellent Permalink

I liked this book, both for its ideas about personality and for its approach to the practice of science.

 

Caveat: I did not read "The Nurture Assumption," (NA) so some of the critical reviews on Amazon did not speak to me. They complained that the first half of the book was rehash...
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