Nancy L. Segal

Nancy L. Segal

Nancy L. Segal is a professor of psychology and director of the Twin Studies Center at California State University, Fullerton. Her new book is called Deeply Divided (Rowman & Littlefield, Nov. 2021)

Shame and Silence: The LWS Twin Studies Revisited

Shame and Silence: The LWS Twin Studies Revisited

Some colleagues refused to speak with me, several did so under conditions of anonymity and others would not answer my emails. I felt rejected and perplexed because this was not the experience I was used to. By the time I began writing Deliberately Divided in the fall of 2019, I

Nancy L. Segal
Nancy L. Segal
7 min read
twin studies
What Light Does ‘Three Identical Strangers’ Throw on the Nature/Nurture Debate?

What Light Does ‘Three Identical Strangers’ Throw on the Nature/Nurture Debate?

The 2018 film, Three Identical Strangers, is gripping. It is both an exposé of a 1950s secret twin study (studies of triplets fall under the general heading of “twin or multiple birth studies”) and a heartbreaking portrayal of identical triplets, Robert, David and Eddy, who were separated at birth, then

Nancy L. Segal
Nancy L. Segal
9 min read
biology