In Deliberately Divided, Nancy Segal revisits a controversial study that tracked the development of separated twins and triplets. None of the adoptive parents were told that they were raising a multiple birth baby. The truth was shocking for these parents and twins, many of whom have shared their unimaginable stories for the first time.
Nancy L. Segal, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at California State University, Fullerton and Director of the Twin Studies Center. She has authored over 250 scientific articles and six books on twins and twin development--a recent survey placed her among the top 2% of well-cited scientists worldwide. Segal's 2012 book, Born Together-Reared Apart: The Landmark Minnesota Twin Study, won the 2013 William James Book Award from the American Psychological Association.Her other books include Twin Mythconceptions: False Beliefs, Fables and Facts About Twins (2017), Someone Else's Twin: The True Story of Babies Switched at Birth (2011), Indivisible by Two: Lives of Extraordinary Twins (2007) and Entwined Lives: Twins and What They Tell Us About Human Behavior (2000). Her most recent book, Accidental Brothers (2018), follows the incredible life histories of two sets of identical male twins in Colombia who were inadvertently switched at birth. She has appeared on the Today Show, CBS This Morning, Good Morning America and the Oprah Winfrey Show, and been featured in the New York Times, Wall StreetJournal and Atlantic Monthly.Segal has also served as a consultant and expert witness for the media, the law and the arts. Born in Boston and raised in New York City, she lives in southern California.