L Carter-Saltzman

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Since Galton's time, critics of the twin method have rejected the evidence of genetic differences in human behavior, because the twin method assumes that identical and fraternal pairs have equally similar environments. Twins whose genetic similarity is misperceived by themselves and others provide a critical test of the adequacy of this assumption. The(More)
Data from adoption studies on handedness indicate that the effects of shared biological heritage are more powerful determinants of hand preference than sociocultural factors. Biological offspring were found to show nonrandom distributions of right- and non-right-handedness as a function of parental handedness; these distributions were consistent with the(More)
Data on handedness and cognitive performance in an adolescent sample of same-sex twins were collected, and questions about incidence of left-handedness in twins and the relation between handedness and cognitive performance were considered. Same-sex twins have been found to have a higher incidence of left-handedness than that usually reported in the general(More)
Data from individual interviews, blood grouping analyses, and ratings of photographs of a large sample of adolescent twins were examined in order to assess the accuracy of zygosity determination by alternate methods. Although the accuracy of the twins themselves and of the raters was above chance, it was not sufficiently high to justify diagnosis by these(More)
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