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Not In Your Genes

by Oliver James

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PUBLISHED: 4th May 2017
ISBN: 9780091947682
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Using a mixture of famous and ordinary people, the author drills deep down into the childhood causes of our individuality, revealing why our upbringing, not our genes, plays such an important role in our wellbeing and success.
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  • Paperback
    $19.31
PUBLISHED: 4th May 2017
ISBN: 9780091947682
ANNOTATION:
Using a mixture of famous and ordinary people, the author drills deep down into the childhood causes of our individuality, revealing why our upbringing, not our genes, plays such an important role in our wellbeing and success.

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Using a mixture of famous and ordinary people, the author drills deep down into the childhood causes of our individuality, revealing why our upbringing, not our genes, plays such an important role in our wellbeing and success.

Publisher Description

Professor Robert Plomin, the world's leading geneticist, said in 2014 of his search for genes that explain differences in our psychology- 'I have been looking for these genes for fifteen years. I don't have any'.

Using a mixture of famous and ordinary people, Oliver James drills deep down into the childhood causes of our individuality, revealing why our upbringing, not our genes, plays such an important role in our wellbeing and success. The implications are huge- as adults we can change, we can clutch our fates from predetermined destiny, as parents we can radically alter the trajectory of our childrens' lives, and as a society we could largely eradicate criminality and poverty.

Not in Your Genes will not only change the way you think about yourself and the people around you, but give you the fuel to change your personality and your life for the better.

Author Biography

Oliver James trained and practised as a child clinical psychologist and, since 1987, has worked as a writer, journalist and television documentary producer and presenter. His books include Juvenile Violence in a Winner-Loser Culture, the bestselling They F*** You Up and Britain on the Couch, which was also a successful documentary series for Channel 4. He is a trustee of two children's charities- the National Family and Parenting Institute and Homestart.

Review

James is charting the new frontiers in psychology Guardian the nation's shrink The Times Radical but full of hope ... we really can choose our mental health and that of our children Steve Biddulph, bestselling author of Raising Boys

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"Radical but full of hope ... we really can choose our mental health and that of our children"

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"The nation's shrink." --the Times

Promotional "Headline"

A controversial and groundbreaking take on the nature-nuture debate

Product Details

Author
Oliver James
Publisher
Ebury Publishing
Year
2017
ISBN-10
0091947685
ISBN-13
9780091947682
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2017-05-04
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Subtitle
The real reasons children are like their parents
Pages
352
Short Title
Not in Your Genes
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade