Nature’s Thumbprint

The New Genetics of Personality

The authors take readers on a guided tour of how temperament, vulnerabilities, tastes, and skills unfold throughout life. Boldly, the Neubauers show how each person is much more than the sum of his or her own parts. This book is a real catch for psychoanalysts, biologists, and for all enlightened readers who cannot resist the need to know that it is not nature or nurture, but always nature and nurture.

- Albert J. Solnit

In Nature's Thumbprint, one of the country's foremost psychiatrists and his son, a writer, explore the impact of today's new genetic research on our understanding of human development and personality. Using original case studies of identical twins adopted in infancy and reared apart, this extraordinary book untangles the complex interaction between genetics and experience.

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