How Parental Treatment Shapes Children’s Personalities
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Dimitri Van der Linden is a professor at the Erasmus University Rotterdam | EUR · Faculty of Social Sciences.

                       

How Parental Treatment Shapes Children’s Personalities

The impact that parents have on their children’s personalities continues to be a topic of debate. Children may, on average, develop a disposition similar to their parents, yet this simple association does not provide information as to why this is so. Parents endow genetic composition to their children and construct the home environment in which their children will grow up. Likewise, sibling’s personalities tend to be more similar than any two people selected at random, but the extent to which...

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