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.