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Not in your genes : the real reasons children are like their parents, Oliver James

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Not in your genes : the real reasons children are like their parents
Title
Not in your genes
Title remainder
the real reasons children are like their parents
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Oliver James
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Language
eng
Summary
  • There is a prevailing myth - in both modern society and in modern science - that who we are is largely down to our genetic code. Most of us believe that our personalities, abilities and health are down to a combination of both our upbringing and our natural genetic makeup. Labels we are given as a child (of 'intelligent', 'slow' or 'shy') continue through to our adult years - often holding us back and stopping us from change. However, in this groundbreaking new book, Oliver James uncovers the truth about genetics: that our genes actually play very little part in shaping who we are. In fact, nearly all of the psychological differences between us are caused by our upbringing and environment, and in disease only a tiny 5-10 percentage of cases are caused by genes. Oliver James not only demonstrates how our past and present affect us and they way we behave, but shows how this opens us up for unexpected opportunities for change. This exciting new book will not only change the way you think about yourself and the people around you, but give you the fuel to change your personality and your life for the better
  • There is a prevailing myth - in both modern society and in modern science - that who we are is largely down to our genetic code. Most of us believe that our personalities, abilities and health are down to a combination of both our upbringing and our natural genetic makeup. Labels we are given as a child (of 'intelligent', 'slow' or 'shy') continue through to our adult years - often holding us back and stopping us from change. However, in this groundbreaking new book, Oliver James uncovers the truth about genetics: that our genes actually play very little part in shaping who we are. In fact, nearly all of the psychological differences between us are caused by our upbringing and environment, and in disease only a tiny 5-10 per centage of cases are caused by genes. Oliver James not only demonstrates how our past and present affect us and they way we behave, but shows how this opens us up for unexpected opportunities for change. This exciting new book will not only change the way you think about yourself and the people around you, but give you the fuel to change your personality and your life for the better
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1953-
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James, Oliver
Dewey number
155
Index
index present
LC call number
BF713
LC item number
.J345 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Developmental psychology
  • Environmental psychology
  • Genetic psychology
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Not in your genes : the real reasons children are like their parents, Oliver James
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-329) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn944318162
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9780091947668
Lccn
2016387023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)944318162
Label
Not in your genes : the real reasons children are like their parents, Oliver James
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-329) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn944318162
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9780091947668
Lccn
2016387023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)944318162

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