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A Father's Love is One of the Greatest Influences on Personality Development

Tuesday, June 12, 2012   (0 Comments)
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Onkelbo, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:GNU_Free_Documentation_LicenseA 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.

"In 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

More story ideas this month for Father's Day and beyond in the June tipsheet for journalists


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