B.E. GOOD! Podcast #34

Robert Plomin

A Quest to Understand How DNA Makes Us Who We Are

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Welcome to our latest episode, where we explore the fascinating field of behavioral genetics with a true expert on the subject. Robert Plomin is a renowned psychologist and geneticist who has dedicated his career to the study of behavioral genetics. He is a Professor of Behavioral Genetics at King’s College London and has authored over 800 research articles and several books, including Blueprint: How DNA Makes Us Who We Are. His groundbreaking research has significantly advanced the field of behavioral genetics and has led to a deeper understanding of how genetics and the environment interact to shape human behavior. 

During the conversation, we covered: 

  • The important role that genetics plays in shaping behavior, personality, and mental health 
  • Behavioral genetics and the future of effective intervention design  
  • The complex balance between nature and nurture  

To learn more about Plomin and his work, you can find his latest book Blueprint: How DNA Makes Us Who We Are, available for purchase at various online and in-person retailers.

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