THE IMPORTANCE OF TWIN STUDIES… Identical twins reared apart (separated at birth)studied to see the effect of environment. Adopted fraternal twins studied to see the effect of inheritance.
WHAT DOES RESEARCH SUGGEST? Identical Twins Separated Values Interests Motor skills Reading, spelling, writing Intelligence Medical issues Personality Adopted Twins Attitude Manners Faith Politics Work ethic
TEMPERAMENT= YOUR GENETIC PERSONALITY The easy child The difficult child The slow-to- warm-up child
NURTURE Is your brain hard-wired and unchangeable- or does the environment actually produces changes in the brain? It depends….