Genes and Behavior: Nature-Nurture Interplay Explained

In this major new book, eminent scientist Professor Sir Michael Rutter gets behind the hype of the behavioral genetics debate to provide a balanced and authoritative overview of the genetic revolution and its implications for understanding human behavior Written by one of the world s leading figures in child psychology and psychiatry, Professor Sir Michael Rutter ProvidesIn this major new book, eminent scientist Professor Sir Michael Rutter gets behind the hype of the behavioral genetics debate to provide a balanced and authoritative overview of the genetic revolution and its implications for understanding human behavior Written by one of the world s leading figures in child psychology and psychiatry, Professor Sir Michael Rutter Provides non technical explanation of genetics to diffuse the sensational debates surrounding the topic Sets out in layman s terms what genes do, how much is nature and how much is nurture Argues that nature and nurture are not truly separate and gives examples of how the two interact Looks at the implications of genetic findings for policy and practice The book will inform public debate about the implications of the Human Genome Project and, broadly, the field of genetic science
Genes and Behavior Nature Nurture Interplay Explained In this major new book eminent scientist Professor Sir Michael Rutter gets behind the hype of the behavioral genetics debate to provide a balanced and authoritative overview of the genetic revolution

  • Title: Genes and Behavior: Nature-Nurture Interplay Explained
  • Author: MichaelRutter
  • ISBN: 9781405110617
  • Page: 165
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Genes and Behavior: Nature-Nurture Interplay Explained”

    1. This is more an introductory level textbook than a popular science publication. The Professor patiently and clearly explains what is needed to be taken into account in the Nature vs. Nurture debate these days. There are no shrill either/or affirmations, no nasty jabs at other authors, no cute or funny anecdotes, and definitely no "look how smart I am" intellectual posturing. So, bearing that in mind, it might be considered a bit of a dry read by some. However, if you are more interested in balan [...]

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