Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences

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Segal, Nancy L.

  • Nancy L. SegalEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_1810-1

Synonyms

Definition

Twin research offers powerful tools for investigating the factors affecting individual differences in personality development.

Introduction

Dr. Nancy L. Segal is a professor of developmental psychology at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). She is also the founder and director of the Twin Studies Center, a unit in the Department of Psychology dedicated to promoting psychological twin research and disseminating information to interested colleagues and the public. Prior to her appointment at CSUF, Dr. Segal was associated with the famous Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart (MISTRA), at the University of Minnesota. Her twin research on personality and individual differences, conducted with MISTRA colleagues and others, has found genetic influences on the majority of measured personality traits. She has also studied personality similarity in a unique group, namely,...

Keywords

Personality Trait Twin Study Identical Twin Behavioral Genetic Twin Sister 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Psychology DepartmentCalifornia State University, FullertonFullertonUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Catherine Cottrell
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Social SciencesNew College of FloridaSarasotaUSA