Beyond Versus: The Struggle to Understand the Interaction of Nature and Nurture

2014.09.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews James Tabery, Beyond Versus: The Struggle to Understand the Interaction of Nature and Nurture, MIT Press, 2014, 279pp., $40.00
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2014.09.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews James Tabery, Beyond Versus: The Struggle to Understand the Interaction of Nature and Nurture, MIT Press, 2014, 279pp., $40.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780262027373. Reviewed by Jonathan Michael Kaplan, Oregon State University This is an engaging new entry in the voluminous literature that attempts to get beyond "nature-nurture" divides. James Tabery develops two related themes. First, that several key historical debates surrounding "nature versus nurture," or more particularly, the relative importance of interactions between genes and environments, should be understood in part through the lens of the different meanings the different sides in the debates ascribed to "interaction," and the different goals that the different sides in the debates had with respect both to explanation and to intervention. Second, that once these differences are properly understood, the differences can be "bridged" via a focus on finding. . .

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