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    Experiments and Studies


      The nature versus nurture debate is about the relative importance of innate and genetic qualities (nature) versus personal experiences and life history (nurture) in determining differences in physical and behavioral traits in man.

      Identical Twin studies provide valuable information instrumental in solving the debate when identical twins (same genetics) that are grown up apart (different environmental conditions) are compared to ordinary people.

      Background Information

    • Nature versus nurture - Wikipedia [View Resource]
    • Heritability of IQ [View Resource]
    • Why nature & nurture won’t go away [View Resource]
    • 'Identical Strangers' Explore Nature Vs. Nurture [View Resource]

      K-12 Experiments, Lesson Plans and Science Fair Projects

    • Explore the Nature vs. Nurture controversy - Lesson Plan [View Experiment]
    • Nature vs. nurture debate and use a chart to compare learned traits with inherited traits - Lesson Plan [View Experiment]
    • It's Genetic, Or Is It? - PBS, Lesson Plan [View Experiment]
    • Nature Versus Nurture - Lesson Plan [View Experiment]
    • A Unique Look at Nature vs. Nurture [View Experiment]
    • Nature Vs. Nurture: Twin Study Overview Dealing With Schizophrenia [View Experiment]
    • Article: Nature vs. Nurture: Mysteries of Individuality Unraveled [View Experiment]
    • Nature vs. nurture: Identical Twins Raised Apart [View Experiment]
    • Psychological perspectives on free will vs. determinism and nature v. nurture [View Experiment]
    • Nature vs. Nurture: a natural experiment [View Experiment]
    • Discover Magazine: Genetics: Teacher’s Guide [View Experiment]
    • Nature versus nurture [View Experiment]
    • Twin psychologist Nancy Segal is showing that nature and nurture are inextricably intertwined [View Experiment]

      College Experiments, Studies and Articles

    • Why Twin Studies Are Problematic for the Study of Political Ideology: Rethinking Are Political Orientations Genetically Transmitted? [View Experiment]
    • Nature vs Nurture in Intelligence [View Experiment]
    • The End of Nature vs. Nurture [View Experiment]
    • Nature and nurture in brain development [View Experiment]
    • Quantitative Genetics: The Nature vs. Nurture Dichotomy [View Experiment]
    • Gender Differences in Competition: The Role of Socialization [View Experiment]
    • Nature versus Nurture in Ventral Visual Cortex: A Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study of Twins [View Experiment]
    • Summative Assessment For Twin Traits [View Experiment]
    • Homosexuality: A brief Study [View Experiment]
    • Nature or Nurture: What Determines Investor Behavior? [View Experiment]

      Theses and Dissertations

    • An analysis of Turkish modernity through discourses of masculinities [View Thesis]
    • An investigation of visuospatial ability and lateralization in musicians [View Thesis]
    • Child perception of parental behavior in twins: a risk factor for substance use disorders? [View Thesis]

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