Minnesota Twin Study: Results & Overview


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The Minnesota Twin Study has influenced what classic debate about the basis of personal and behavioral characteristics?

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1. The Minnesota Twin Study gets its name from what?

2. What was the reason that the Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart focused on the similarities and differences between monozygotic twins?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The printable worksheet will teach you more about the Minnesota Twin Studies conducted by the University of Minnesota, the purpose of which was to examine the influence of genetics on personal and behavioral traits. Take the interactive quiz to test yourself on the procedures and findings of the studies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to gauge your knowledge of:

  • What classic debate has been influenced by the Minnesota Twin Studies
  • Where the studies got their name from
  • Why the studies focused on the similarities and differences of monozygotic twins
  • Bouchard's findings of the studies

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Minnesota Twin Studies
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the effects that genetics and the environment have on individual behavior in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the findings of the studies

Additional Learning

To learn more about famous studies that investigated the effects of genetics and the environment on behavior, review the corresponding lesson titled Minnesota Twin Study: Results & Overview. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Provides an overview of the Minnesota Twin Studies
  • Discusses the results of Bouchard's studies conducted about twins raised apart
  • Explores the University of Minnesota's continued twin family study