The Dependent Gene: The Fallacy of

Title

The Dependent Gene: The Fallacy of "Nature vs. Nurture"

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Description

A much-needed antidote to genetic determinism, The Dependent Gene reveals how all traits-even characteristics like eye and hair color-are caused by complex interactions between genes and the environment at every stage of biological and psychological development, from the single fertilized egg to full-grown adulthood.

How we understand the nature versus nurture debate directly affects our thoughts about such basic issues as sex and reproduction, parenting, education, and crime, and has an enormous impact on social policy. With life-and-death questions in the balance surrounding stem-cell research, cloning, and DNA fingerprinting, we can no longer afford to be ignorant of human development. An enlightening guide to this brave new world, The Dependent Gene empowers us to take control of our own destiny.

ISBN

9780805072808

Publication Date

2-5-2003

Publisher

Henry Holt and Company

City

New York

Keywords

Biology, Psychology, Evolution, Genetics, Human development, Environment, Nature and nurture

Disciplines

Psychology | Social and Behavioral Sciences