David T. Lykken

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Birthday
18, 1928
Birthplace
Minnesota
Death Date
Sep 15, 2006 (78)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
18, 1928
Birthplace
Minnesota
Death Date
Sep 15, 2006 (78)

About

Behavioral geneticist who worked on twin studies and lie detection. He was a faculty member at the University go Minnesota for the entirety of his career.

Before Fame

He attended the University of Minnesota where he studied psychology and statistics.

Trivia

He was a member of the American Psychological Association and he was the proponent of a set-point theory of happiness, which posits that one's sense of well-being is half determined by genetics and half determined by circumstances.

Family Life

He had three sons with wildlife advocate Harriet Betts Lykken.

Associated With

He was influenced by Sigmund Freud.

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