Are We Hardwired?
The Role of Genes in Human Behavior
William R. Clark and Michael Grunstein
Reviews and Awards
This book tells the story of how genes and other aspects of biology such as pheromones and neurotransmitters affect important behaviours such as aggression, eating disorders, drug use and abuse, sexual preference, learning and memory, and mental function. The story begins with the real stars of genetic research - sea slugs, roundworms, and fruit flies - and builds up to what we know about our own species. The story is told in a captivating way—exciting yet erudite. Excellent! - Robert Plomin, MRC Research Professor, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, London and author of the upcoming fourth edition of Behaviour Genetics
Are we hardwired? Do billion-year old genes play an important role in human behaviour? Pick up this book. You won't be able to put it down. - Thomas J. Bouchard, Jr., Professor of Psychology, University of Minnesota