Dr. Nancy Segal
"Twins Raised Apart: The Science Behind the Stories" - Psychology Club Speaker Series
The Ohlone College Psychology Club is proud to announce the latest installment in the Psychology Club Speaker Series.
The Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart (MISTRA), launched in 1979 at the University of Minnesota, was a psychological and medical assessment of 137 separated twin pairs (81 MZA and 56 DZA). The study, which lasted twenty years, produced over 170 scientific publications, with new analyses currently underway.
Given the comprehensiveness of the project, many people are unaware of the multitude of studies published in diverse psychological, physiological and medical journals.
This lecture presents an overview of the origins, methods, findings, implications and controversies from this important study, now published in book form in Born Together - Reared Apart: The Landmark Minnesota Twin Study.
- How much of your personality is due to genes, and how much is because of how you were raised?
- What behavioral similarities and differences are found between twins raised in separate families?
- What effect does it have to discover that you had a twin you never knew about?
- How would you feel if you were raised Jewish and discovered that you had an identical twin who was raised as a Nazi?
Made possible by support from the ASOC.
- Friday, October 10, 2014 at 7:00pm
- Jackson Theatre, Smith Center for the Fine and Performing Arts, Ohlone College, Fremont campus
- $15 General Admission
- $10 Students with Student ID
- Event Parking: $2
- Smith Center Box Office / Information
About the Psychology Club Speaker Series
The Ohlone College Psychology Club began its Speaker Series in Spring of 2009 with the mission of hosting talks from professionals whose work contributes to critical thinking, skepticism, and science.
Each talk is focused on a specific theme which is the topic of discussion and learning at each of our weekly club meetings that semester. This allows us to invite a new prominent speaker to contribute her or his knowledge and perspective every semester. Lively conversation, debate, and collaboration are hallmarks of these events.
The talks are the result of the hard work of Psychology Club members who volunteer their time to plan and execute the entire event. All proceeds are used to fund future educational talks.
If you are interested in joining or learning more about the Ohlone College Psychology Club, please contact Sheldon Helms at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Use these links to learn about past speaker events:
- Mary Johnson "How I Became a Nun and Disappointed Mother Teresa: An Examination of Commitment Mechanisms by a Former Nun", February 21, 2014
- Bryan & Baxter, Paranormal Claims Investigators, April 1, 2013
- Dr. Carol Tavris "Mistakes Were Made (but not by me)", October 12, 2012
- James Randi, "Prophecy, Divination, and Faith Healing", April 13, 2012
- Dr. Anthony Pratkanis, "Selling FlimFlam" The Social Psychology of Influence, October 28, 2011
- Dr. Eugenie Scott, "Evolution vs. Creationism", March 17, 2011
- "My Journey from Evil to Heroism" An Evening with Dr. Philip Zimbardo, November 18, 2010
- "Health Scams and Myths" An Evening with Brian Dunning, April 16, 2010
- "The Real Rain Man" An Evening with Kim Peek, October 30, 2009
- "Why People Believe Weird Things" An Evening with Michael Shermer, March 6, 2009