Archives September 2008

The study on the behaviour of twins is quite old in U.S.A. Now that the studies are also based on genes or inherited qualities, the discussions on nature versus nurture is becoming acute. It is also because of the overtones of cultural differences in the different countries of the world, that the results are also hotly debated. Recently, Nancy Sega!, psychologist, has conducted a research on virtual twins or unrelated children born within nine months of each other but brought up by the same family. They were compared with siblings in the same family. The conclusion is drawn that nature is the more important than nurture- The study forgets that many families who also adopt other children, will automatically or unknowingly differentiate between them by being either overprotective towards the adopted children or discriminating against them. How this affects the children is another matter. Studies on cotton have shown that more...


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