The Origins of You

The Origins of You: How Childhood Shapes Later Life
The Origins of You

August, 2020 - The Origins of You is now published. 

After tracking the lives of thousands of people from birth to midlife, four of the world’s preeminent psychologists reveal what they have learned about how humans develop. 

More information about the book can be found here.

Table of Contents and Preface

Read what others are saying about the book

Book reviews can be found here:

The Origins of You’ explores how kids develop into their adult selves, by B. Bower, Science News

From Bud to Blossom, by J. Donvan, Wall Street Journal

The lifelong studies that hold clues to what today's kids might have in store, by B. Maughan, Nature

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