Passing of Dr. Irving I. Gottesman

Behavior Genetics, Jul 2016

Nancy L. Segal

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Passing of Dr. Irving I. Gottesman

Behav Genet Passing of Dr. Irving I. Gottesman Nancy L. Segal 0 0 Department of Psychology, California State University at Fullerton , Fullerton, CA , USA - It is with great sadness that I am alerting the membership to the loss of our esteemed colleague and personal friend, Dr. Irving I. Gottesman. Dr. Gottesman passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at the age of 85, at his home in Edina, Minnesota. He will be remembered as a pioneer in twin studies of psychopathology and personality, noted for his landmark book, Schizophrenia and genetics: A twin study vantage point (1972), co-authored with James Shields. Over the years and until his passing, Gottesman was a prolific investigator with over 300 papers and chapters, as well as presentations, on twin studies of personality, intelligence, psychopathology and epigenetics. Gottesman was also responsible for establishing the prestigious James Shields Lifetime Achievement Award for Twin Research.


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Nancy L. Segal. Passing of Dr. Irving I. Gottesman, Behavior Genetics, 2016, 734-734, DOI: 10.1007/s10519-016-9802-6