“The Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart” startled scientists by demonstrating that twins reared apart are as alike, across a number of personality traits and other measures, as those raised together, suggesting that genetic influence is pervasive. Dr. Nancy Segal, a professor in the Department of Psychology at California State University, Fullerton, and the director of the Twin Studies Center, offers an overview of the study’s scientific contributions and effect on public consciousness. Dr. Segal is an associate editor of Twin Research and Human Genetics, the official journal of the International Society for Twin Studies. http://www.skeptic.com/upcoming-lectures/.
About Dr. Nancy L. Segal: http://drnancysegaltwins.org/index.php/bio.
Dr. Nancy L. Segal received a B.A. degree in psychology (with distinction) and English literature from Boston University (1973), and M.A. (1974) and Ph.D. (1982) degrees in Social Sciences and Behavioral Sciences from the University of Chicago. She is currently Professor of Psychology at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) and Director of the Twin Studies Center which she founded in 1991.
Dr. Segal is the CSUF[masked] Distinguished Professor in Humanities and Social Sciences and the[masked] Outstanding Professor of the Year. She also received the 2005 James Shields Award for Lifetime Contributions to Twin Research, from the Behavior Genetics Association and International Society for Twin Studies and the 2006 “international Making a Difference” Award from Multiple Births Canada. Dr. Segal is the author of Someone Else’s Twin: The True Story of Babies Switched at Birth (Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2011), Indivisible by Two: Lives of Extraordinary Twins (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2005) and Entwined Lives: Twins and What They Tell Us About Human Behavior (NY: Dutton, 1999, NY: Plume 2000), and the senior editor of Uniting Psychology and Biology: Integrative Perspectives on Human Development (Washington, D.C.: APA Press, 1997). Her newest book, Born Together-Reared Apart: The Landmark Minnesota Twin Study (Cambridge: Harvard University Press), will be released on June 18, 2012.
Dr. Segal's CV: http://psych.fullerton.edu/nsegal/vita.pdf.
This lecture series is sponsored by Dr. Michael Shermer's Skeptics Society. http://www.skeptic.com/upcoming-lectures/.
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First come, first served at the door. Limited seating at 375.
$15 for nonmembers
$10 for Skeptics Society members and the JPL/CalTech community.
Your admission fee is a donation that pays for lecture expenses.
Baxter Hall. THIS LECTURE MAY SELL OUT! Stand in line by 1pm at the LATEST to ensure yourself a seat. This is a No-Host event.
Location and Parking Map:
Baxter Hall at CalTech in Pasadena. Free parking on weekends:
Early Dinner Together:
We will be joining the the Skeptics Society in their standing tradition of dinner together after the event, so those of us who wish to take early dinner can meet Outside to the left side of the entry doors.
We have a wonderful group of interesting, nice people; so our social gatherings after these events are always so much fun... come join us!
Dinner is traditionally at Burger Continental. Click on this link for their menu:
535 South Lake Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
A very nice extensive menu... their salad bar for $5.99 is outstanding!.. so delicious and a nice variety. Enjoy the meal and the wonderful company, everyone!