"Twins Raised Apart" by Nancy Segal, PhD
Friday, October 10th 2014 - 7:00 pm
Ohlone College Jackson Theater (Fremont Campus)
I'm happy to announce our next installment of the Ohlone Psychology Club Speaker Series will be "Twins Raised Apart" by Dr. Nancy Segal, professor of psychology at CSU Fullerton.
In this one-hour talk, Dr. Segal will talk about her nine years working in the Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart (MISTRA). Launched in 1979 at the University of Minnesota, MISTRA was a psychological and medical assessment of 137 separated twin pairs (81 identical, and 56 fraternal). The study, which lasted twenty years, produced over 170 scientific publications, with new analyses currently underway, about the degree to which human behavior is influenced by genetics and by environment.
One set that was particularly interesting were idential twins separated at birth. One brother was raised in a loving Jewish home; the other was raised in Germany as a Nazi! In her book, "Born Together - Reared Apart," Dr. Segal tells their story, as well as the results of many of the studies done on twins like them.
Any of my students who attend can DROP THEIR LOWEST TEST SCORE this semester. Just write a one-page summary of the talk, staple your ticket to the paper, and turn it in on the class meeting after the talk. No late papers will be accepted.