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Why Am I?

Why Am I?

1000 Kiwis, studied for 40 years - to help uncover the science of all of us. What makes you, you? It's time to find out.. Made with the support of NZ On Air

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    Season 1, Episode 1
    • The Early Years
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    M What determines our personality, health, wealth and happiness? In 1972 the Otago University Medical School embarked on the ultimate nature/nurture test, to study 1037 babies for their entire lives.

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      • The Early Years
      • 20 days left to view

      M What determines our personality, health, wealth and happiness? In 1972 the Otago University Medical School embarked on the ultimate nature/nurture test, to study 1037 babies for their entire lives.

      • Troubled Teens
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      M What is it that makes kids run off the rails, and what can be done about it? Why do some teens become career criminals, while others come right?

      • Our Genes and Us
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      M The Dunedin Study has identified a fundamental developmental mechanism that completely rewrites the nature versus nurture argument. It's a genetic switch which is thrown by life events.

      • Dirt is Good, Dirt Poor is Bad
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      PG Series Final. This episode looks at the effects of modern life and aging - how excessive cleanliness affects asthma and allergies; how poverty can cause lifelong damage; and the physical effects of social isolation.