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Robert Plomin
Robert Plomin

Robert Plomin

Professor of Behavioral Genetics, King’s College London

Robert Plomin is a leading behavioral geneticist who works at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London. He has published more than 800 papers in scientific journals and is the author of the best-selling textbook in the field. In 2012, he was awarded a highly prestigious five-year Advanced Investigator award from the European Research Council, and he was given a lifetime achievement award from the American Psychological Association, among others. Plomin is the author of the recent book, “Blueprint: How DNA Makes Us Who We Are.”

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“In Blueprint, Robert Plomin draws on a lifetime of research to show how our understanding of DNA will revolutionise how we parent, the choices we make, and who we are: teaching us to be more tolerant of ourselves and each other in the process.”

Friday, September 21, 2018

“Robert Plomin on the IQ test, genetic intellectual predispositions, and the Flynn Effect”

Sunday, August 27, 2017

“In a new book likely to rekindle fierce controversy, psychologist Robert Plomin argues that genes largely shape our personalities and that the latest science is too compelling to ignore.”

Saturday, September 29, 2018

“Two new books from intellectual giants Robert Plomin and Nicholas Christakis revive the “nature vs. nurture” debate about what makes people different from one another.”

Thursday, August 1, 2019

“DNA is more important to a child’s personality, exam results and future income than the way they are brought up – but that’s good news, says geneticist Robert Plomin.”

Wednesday, May 22, 2019