Reviews of Born Together - Reared Apart

 Born Together - Reared Apart 

From The London Review of Books, 35, 27-28.
February 7, 2013.
"Consider Jack and Oskar," by Michael Rossi

 Born Together - Reared Apart

From PsycCritiques (Contemporary Psychology, APA)
"Blame It on Darwin and his Cousin," by John  D. Hogan
Vol. 58, 2013

Featured Discussion on PsycCritiques, April 11, 2013

 Born Together - Reared Apart

From Metapsychology Online Reviews

Hennie Weiss, February 12, 2013

Born Together - Reared Apart

From the Wall Street Journal:

From the journal Lancet,380, p. 1,548, November 3, 2012
Twins and science: A tale of determination, by Tim Spector

From the journal SCIENCE:  Vol. 237, July 13, 2012, p. 157

Review of Born Together-Reared Apart:
"Similarities Despite Separation"
Reviewed by Dorret I. Boomsma

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"No study of twins has generated as much publicity, media attention, and discussion in the filed of behavioral genetics as the Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart (MISTRA) . . . All readers will find Born Together-Reared Apart a highly valuable account of the entire project." 

From: Nature, Vol. 486, 319, June 21, 2012 (Books in Brief):

Born Together — Reared Apart

Nancy L. Segal HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS 416 pp. £36.95 (2012) The ‘Jim twins’ constituted a watershed in the nature–nurture debate. When Jim Lewis and Jim Springer — twins separated at four months — were reunited at 39, both were found to have loved maths, worked as sheriffs and practised carpentry, among other startling parallels. The case underlined the importance of genetics and led to the Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart. In this inclusive overview, Nancy Segal, director of the Twin Studies Center at California State University, Fullerton, examines the study that turned ideas on parenting, teaching, health and sexual orientation upside down.

From the Chronicle of Higher Education: New Scholarly Books, June 4, 2012 (Weekly Book List):


Born Together---Reared Apart: The Landmark Minnesota Twin Study by Nancy L. Segal (Harvard University Press; 410 pages; $49.95). Examines the 1979 study and traces its impact on debates over nature versus nurture and individual difference.

From Science News, September 8, 2012:

From Evolutionary Psychology (2012) 10: 656-658.

From Twin Research and Human Genetics, 15, 793-795.

by Milton Diamond, University of Hawaii, Pacific Center for Sex and Society
December 2012

From the Orange County Register:

With this book, Segal wants to clarify misconceptions about MISTRA, a controversial but popular study that weighted nature as more important than nurture. She responds to criticism by carefully describing MISTRA's tests, methodology, and results. . . . Recommended for readers interested in behavioral genetics.—Maryse Breton, Bibliothèque et Archives Nationales du Québec, Montreal

Library Journal, April 1, 2012

Early mention: Minneapolis Star Tribune, March 31, 2012