The Origins of You

The Origins of You: How Childhood Shapes Later Life

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

Check out the insightful blogs by Dr. Dona Matthews which summarize Origins of You better than we do!

Origins of You selected as among best nonfiction books of 2020 by Marginal Revolution.

Book reviews can be found here:

Childhood: Sifting Facts from Fad-Driven Fancy, by John Galbraith Simmons, Los Angeles Review of Books

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

https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-674-98345-8

https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/jay-belsky/the-origins-of-you/

https://ifstudies.org/blog/how-a-personality-is-made-a-review-of-the-origins-of-you

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

The book may be ordered from:

Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Origins-You-Childhood-Shapes-Later/dp/0674983459

 Bookshop: https://bookshop.org/books/the-origins-of-you-how-childhood-shapes-later-life/9780674983458

If you are using the book in your classroom, please contact us (tem11@duke.edu or ac115@duke.edu or jbelsky@ucdavis.edu).   We’re happy to zoom in and discuss it with students.