register/sign in

home | faq | help

ScribbleMonger book exchange

Advanced Search  |  Sell a Book  |  Booksellers  |  Forums  |  Book Blog


Quick Search by    -?-


Item Number:  01798105



No Two Alike: Human Nature and Human Individuality


Price: US$ 18.03

Seller Information

Seller Name: BookNest
Member since 5/2010
Contact Seller
Location: Blairstown, New Jersey, United States

Listing Date: 5/10/2010



Item Description


Title: No Two Alike: Human Nature and Human Individuality Publisher: W. W. Norton
Author: Judith Rich Harris Publication Date: 2006
Binding/Format: Hardcover Edition:
Condition: New in New dust jacket ISBN: 0393059480
Inventory #: 24142    


New hardcover. No remainder mark. ; 1.1 x 9.2 x 6.2 Inches; 352 pages; The author of the controversial book The Nurture Assumption tackles the biggest mystery in all of psychology: What makes people differ so much in personality and behavior? It can't just be "nature and nurture," because even identical twins who grow up together—same genes, same parents—have different personalities. And if psychologists can't explain why identical twins are different, they also can't explain why each of us differs from everyone else. Why no two people are alike.

Harris turns out to be well suited for the role of detective—it isn't easy to pull the wool over her eyes. She rounds up the usual suspects and shows why none of the currently popular explanations for human differences—birth order effects, for example, or interactions between genes and environment—can be the perpetrator she is looking for. None of these theories can solve the mystery of human individuality.

The search for clues carries Harris into some fascinating byways of science. The evidence she examines ranges from classic experiments in social psychology to cutting-edge research in neuroscience. She looks at studies of twins, research on autistic children, observations of chimpanzees, birds, and even ants.

Her solution is a startlingly original one: the first completely new theory of personality since Freud's. Based on a principle of evolutionary psychology—the idea that the human mind is a toolbox of special-purpose devices—Harris's theory explains how attributes we all have in common can make us different.

This is the story of a scientific quest, but it is also the personal story of a courageous and innovative woman who refused to be satisfied with "what everyone knows is true."  .





Payment and Delivery Information


Payment Accepted

Credit Card

Transaction Type Accepted

For Sale Only


Delivery Options to the United States

Contact bookseller for details
US$ 3.99 - First Book
US$ 1.00 - Each Additional
Contact bookseller for details
US$ 9.95 - First Book
US$ 2.00 - Each Additional

International Shipping Available - US$ 6.95 (Verify cost with seller before ordering)

You must be signed in to order this item.


New & Used Books, Movies, and Music
Copyright 2009 - 2011 Scribblemonger Book Exchange - All Rights Reserved
What's New! Contact Us About Us Fees & Commissions Disclaimer Terms of Service Privacy