Chp 5 Socializing the Individual
Nature versus Nurture
Birth order- refers to the order a child is born, for example first born, second born et
Parental Characteristics- are features of parents that have been identified as explanatory variables in a wide range of settings.
The Cultural Environment- has a strong influence on personality.
Isolation in Childhood
Genie- Sometimes it is impossible to reverse the effects of prolonged isolation, even with the help of dedicated specialists. This situation proved true with the case of Genie who was discovered in 1970 at the age of 13.
Institutionalization- Living in institutions such as orphanages and hospitals some children may show some of the characteristics of isolated children.