No Two Alike: Human Nature and Human Individuality.
NO TWO ALIKE: Human Nature and Human Individuality JUDITH RICH
If each person is the product of his or her own combination of
genes and environment, why do identical twins develop different
personalities, hopes, and ambitions? What is really at the root of human
individuality? Harris, a journalist, seeks answers beyond the
nature-nurture debate, which she views as insufficient for explaining
the development of personality. She cites classic psychology experiments
as well as cutting-edge research on DNA as evidence of the complexity of
human individuality. She first dispels many of the myths that surround
human development, including, for instance, the idea that birth order
has an effect on personality. Harris' view is that three
factors--relationship, socialization, and status--interact to develop
personality and to prepare people as members of a society. Norton, 2007,
329 p., b&w images, paperback, $16.95.