The nature-nurture question: Will it ever be answered?

Tavris, C.
March 1990
Cosmopolitan;Mar1990, Vol. 208 Issue 3, p218
Presents an overview of the debate on the effects of genetics and environment on the personality. Personality traits; Is personality permanent; Heritability; Self-improvement versus self-acceptance.


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