A father’s love contributes as much — and
sometimes more — to a child's development as does a mother's love.
That is one of many findings in a new large-scale analysis of
research about the power of parental rejection and acceptance in
shaping our personalities as children and into adulthood.
our half-century of international research, we’ve not found any
other class of experience that has as strong and consistent effect on
personality and personality development as does the experience of
rejection, especially by parents in childhood,” says Ronald Rohner
of the University of Connecticut, co-author of the new study in
Personality and Social Psychology Review. Read the full press release.