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The Resource Born to rebel : birth order, family dynamics, and creative lives, Frank J. Sulloway

Born to rebel : birth order, family dynamics, and creative lives, Frank J. Sulloway

Label
Born to rebel : birth order, family dynamics, and creative lives
Title
Born to rebel
Title remainder
birth order, family dynamics, and creative lives
Statement of responsibility
Frank J. Sulloway
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why are individuals from the same family often no more similar in personality than those from different families? Why, within the same family, do some children conform to authority whereas others rebel? The family, it turns out, is not a "shared environment" but rather a set of niches that provide siblings with different outlooks. At the heart of this pioneering inquiry into human development is a fundamental insight: that the personalities of siblings vary because they adopt different strategies in the universal quest for parental favor. Frank J. Sulloway's most important finding is that eldest children identify with parents and authority, and support the status quo, whereas younger children rebel against it. Drawing on the work of Darwin and the new sciences of evolutionary psychology, he transforms our understanding of personality development and its origins in family dynamics. Most persuasively, Sulloway's findings offer conclusive evidence that the family, with its powerful interpersonal dynamics, is a cauldron for the great revolutionary advances that drive historical change. Through his analysis of revolutions in social and scientific thought, from the Reformation to Darwin's theory of natural selection, Sulloway demonstrates that the primary engine of history is located within families, not between them, as Marx believed. This landmark work illuminates the crucial influence that family niches have on personality, and documents the profound consequences of sibling competition - not only on individual development within the family, but on society as a whole. Born to Rebel's pathbreaking insights promise to revolutionize the nature of psychological, sociological, and historical inquiry
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sulloway, Frank J
Dewey number
155.9/24
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BF723.B5
LC item number
S9 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Birth order
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Individual differences
  • Personality development
  • Geboortevolgorde
  • Broers en zusters
  • Individuele verschillen
  • Creativiteit
  • Wetenschapsbeoefenaars
  • Rang de naissance
  • Frères et sœurs
  • Caractéristiques individuelles
  • Personnalité
  • Familienkonstellation
  • Geschwisterreihe
  • Rivalität
Label
Born to rebel : birth order, family dynamics, and creative lives, Frank J. Sulloway
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 541-616) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
34323035
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 653 pages
Isbn
9780679442325
Lccn
96005382
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)34323035
Label
Born to rebel : birth order, family dynamics, and creative lives, Frank J. Sulloway
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 541-616) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
34323035
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 653 pages
Isbn
9780679442325
Lccn
96005382
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)34323035

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