Jesse Prinz

Do genes determine behavior?  Do men and women think differently?  Do people around the globe suffer from the same mental illnesses? You may be surprised by the answers.  Some scientists and the popular press have oversold the thesis that human lives are shaped by biology.  An emerging science of cultural psychology suggests that nurture is at least as important as nature.  Experience can fundamentally change the human mind.

Read an interview in New Scientist.

Listen to an interview on The Dinner Party.
Follow a blog on culture and morality at Psychology Today.

From London's Sunday Times: "This book provides a loud counterblast to the fashionable faith of our times: that human nature is driven by biology...compelling...urgent and persuasive...sophisticated but never obscure"

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The book can be purchased form Amazon ( or .com)  in print or Kindle, or directly from Penguin.  A U.S. edition will appear in the Fall.

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