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Nature and Nurture

By Judy Woodward

In our Department of Psychology, Minnesota Twins refers not to baseball, but to revolutionary studies of behavioral genetics that have changed what we know about the heritability of physical, mental, and psychological traits. The pioneers of these fields continue to be honored for their work: Professor Irv Gottesman was named one of the Top 30 Most Influential Psychologists in 2013, as well as being named an Honorary Fellow of King's College in London. On August 8, Professor Thomas Bouchard received the American Psychological Foundations Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Science of Psychology.

Learn more about the pathbreaking findings of Professors Bouchard and Gottesman through the Minnesota Twins studies.

Examining underlying reasons why we vote how we vote.

You have watched the debates, pondered the issues, and endured more campaign commercials than you ever wanted to see. Even with all of those good-citizen factors in place, you don't have the full equation for the votes you will cast on Election Day. >>> An array of other variables play into voting. They all are about you.


by Deane Morrison

University of Minnesota psychologists are the best in sight -- finding answers to how we make sense of what we see

Trauma Revisited

Minnesota psychologist grapple with the challenges of post-traumatic stress

Leading Leaders

Joyce Bono and colleagues explain what makes for effective leadership



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