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Not In Your Genes: The real reasons children are like their parents

Oliver James



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Vermilion London
17 July 2017
Psychology; Child & developmental psychology; Popular psychology
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.
By:   Oliver James
Imprint:   Vermilion London
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 126mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   239g
ISBN:   9780091947682
ISBN 10:   0091947685
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   17 July 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Reviews for Not In Your Genes: The real reasons children are like their parents

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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