Document Title

Frank Sulloway (1996) on Birth Order

Department/School

Psychology

Abstract

In 1996, Frank Sulloway’s book Born to Rebel: Birth Order, Family Dynamics, and Creative Lives was published. In it, he outlined his adaptationist approach to birth order focusing on differential parental investment and sibling competition. The book documents personality differences by birth order and how they play out in terms of revolutions in science, religion, and politics. It has also spawned a new generation of research into birth order effects, not just concentrating on effects on personality but also examining the impact of birth order on behavior.

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science

Publication Date

2016

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1007/978-3-319-16999-6_1495-1

Document Version

Publisher's version

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