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Blueprint : how DNA makes us who we are [electronic resource]

  • Plomin, Robert
  • The MIT Press
  • 2019
Blueprint : how DNA makes us who we are [electronic resource]
  • 자료유형
    단행본
  • 서명/저자사항
    Blueprint :how DNA makes us who we are[electronic resource] / Robert Plomin.
  • 발행사항
    [New York] : The MIT Press, 2019.
  • 개인저자
    Plomin, Robert
  • 형태사항
    1 online resource.
  • 일반주제명
    DNA
    Human genetics -- Social aspects.
  • ISBN
    9780262357753, 9780262537988
  • 언어
    영어

초록

A top behavioral geneticist makes the case that DNA inherited from our parents at the moment of conception can predict our psychological strengths and weaknesses.In Blueprint, behavioral geneticist Robert Plomin describes how the DNA revolution has made DNA personal by giving us the power to predict our psychological strengths and weaknesses from birth. A century of genetic research shows that DNA differences inherited from our parents are the consistent lifelong sources of our psychological individuality—the blueprint that makes us who we are. Plomin reports that genetics explains more about the psychological differences among people than all other factors combined. Nature, not nurture, is what makes us who we are. Plomin explores the implications of these findings, drawing some provocative conclusions—among them that parenting styles don't really affect children's outcomes once genetics is taken into effect. This book offers readers a unique insider's view of the exciting synergies that came from combining genetics and psychology. The paperback edition has a new afterword by the author.