An Annotated Bibliography

Milton, J. 1991. The First Born. USA: Harvard College. John Milton, at Harvard College, wrote this book. This book mainly deals with the first born child and his/her role in the family. The First Born gets very into detail about the characteristics of the first b

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Four Classifications of Birth Order

Does being first born make people more responsible? If someone is the middle born child, is he or she going to be rebellious? If people are last born are they more likely to be on television? Are first born children inconsiderate and selfish or highly motivated? A

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Parental Attitudes Towards Child Birth

A person's gender, age, place of birth, accent, manners, etc., are the matters people take into account when describing or evaluating an individual. Birth order appears to be one of these matters as well. Birth order, as used in this paper, indicates a child's place in the family. Birth order has

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Older and Wiser: Oldest Children in Birth Order

oldest children in birth order People in the birth order of oldest children are probably among the most over- studied sibling groups in the world. Researchers have shown great interest in oldest children for many years, and there is general agr

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Birth Order and Gender

Sigmeund Freud was the first psychotherapist to say: "a child's position in the sequence of brother and sisters is of very great significance for one course of his later life" (Richardson 12). One's birth order position (whether born first, second, last, etc.), one's sex (male or female), and the s

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The Ordinal Position of Children in a Family

9/12/00 Are Only Children Less Independent Than Firstborn Children? For numerous years research on the ordinal position of children in a family has indicated that certain personality traits can be linked to the oldest, middle and youngest children. However, the first child in a family

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What Degree Parents Perceptions about the Effects of Sibling Status

X This study was conducted to see to what degree parents' perceptions about the effects of sibling status on children are reflected in their perceptions of their own children. This was tested by selecting a sample of voluntary parents who attended a psychology course at an urban college in the m

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The Effect of Child Order in a Child's Development

Birth order has a definite affect on a child's development. How is it that two or more individuals have the same parents, live in the same house, and become completely different adults (Barrymore)? Birth order plays an important role in a child's personality development, career choices, and

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Character Analysis on Holden Caulfield

On May 14, 1998, I received a phone call from Dr. Smith concerning a sixteen-year-old boy named Holden Caulfield, the son of one of his patients. Dr. Smith provided me with a summary of Holden's condition and made me aware of the fact that he needed professional help. After hearing about this, I

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The Effects of Birth Order on Personality

Birth Order and the Effects on Personality The psychological effects on personality resulting from birth order have been studied for over a century and psychologists have recorded many fascinating results. "First borns are reported to be more responsible and achievement

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A Sibling Relationships

The relationship between siblings is a very important relationship. "The sibling relationship is one of the longest lasting relationships in most people's lives, and one of the most prevalent"(I). Although this relationship is almost always a friendly one during adulthood, the childhood and adolesc

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Importance of Birth Order

Does birth order really affect who we are? Sigmund Freud was the first psychotherapist to say, " a child's position in the sequence of brother and sisters is of very great significance for one course of his later life." The type of person that we become stems from many things including birth order

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First Borns

"The oldest sister of brothers is usually a strong, independent woman. She is down to earth and sensible, with a healthy ego, though she may at times appear self-effacing" (Richarson 40). First borns tend to be conscientious, we

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JD Salinger's Catcher in the Rye

Many of us have certain themes that we live throughout our lives. Sometimes one must overcome certain anxieties or pressures, and the one thing that may seem comforting, is what you may have to let go of. For Holden Claufeild in JD Salinger's Catcher in The Rye, that idea is innocence. This is his d

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Letting Go: A Sure Way of Overcoming Anxieties

Many of us have certain themes that we live throughout our lives. Sometimes one must overcome certain anxieties or pressures, and the one thing that may seem comforting, is what you may have to let go of. For Holden Claufeild in JD Salinger's Catcher in The Rye, that idea is innocence. This is his d

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The Birth Order

In studying birth order researchers have discovered that your placement in the family has something to do with who you are. Many of a child's characteristics are developed from this placement and are even carried on through adulthood. Although you can look at birth order as both emotional and chron

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The Theories of Personality

After researching some theories about personality we find that they all draw from one another. The same can be said for the theories that we have looked at recently. These include theories from Alfred Adler, Karen Horney, and Harry Sullivan. These theories have there similarities and be applied

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Ordinary People of "Catcher in The Rye"

Goddamn! In this City there is nothing too see but Pocahontas. That would be all right if I was a 10 year old, or even taking my little sister too the movies. What the hell am I going to see now? Hmmm lets see, what about ordinary people? So I went to purchase a tic

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An Adopted Child's Burden of Knowing The Truths

At eight years of age, my biggest problem should have been deflecting the names of Bucky Beaver and Nerd. My teeth protruded from my lips, my bangs hung in my eyes, and my bobby socks sagged at my ankles. What place do saggy socks have in the mind of a child when my parents

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A Summary of As I Stand Here Ironing

Inner Turmoil As Shown By, "As I Stand Here Ironing" "As I Stand Here Ironing," by Tillie Olsen is a story about inner angst and rationalization. The main character is both the mother and the narrator of the story. The mother has been asked by a counselor to come and talk about Emily, her dau

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Analysis on Only Child

It seems as though our society has placed a negative association with being an only child. Many people consider these children to be at some sort of disadvantage. Research on this subject is mixed on this type of family situation. Therefore, I will cover

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A Personal Views on A World of Hunger

It's been eight years, and I still remember the rich, expensive taste of Asian delicacies, with scent of fine spices and aromas that made your mouth slowly drip, like a leaky faucet. The shimmering look of the glaze that illuminated the sweet tasting ham, and the warmth it felt overwhelmed me as t

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A Story of Sibling Rivalry and Oedipal Conflicts " Cinderella"

Bruno Bettelheim, the author of "Cinderella": A Story of Sibling Rivalry and Oedipal Conflicts", lived from 1903 to 1990. During his life, he became a well known psychologist and educator. He served as a professor of psychology at Rockford College in 1939 when he became naturalized as an American ci

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Only Child vs. Child with Siblings

I want this and I want that is all you here from an only child. There are many differences between an only child and a child who has siblings. My girlfriend is an only child and there are many differences in the way we act. She always thinks of herself first

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The Life of Katie

On May 7th, 1993, my eleventh birthday, my mother broke the news. I was going to be a big sister to twins. I was not happy. Being an only child for over eleven years with divorced parents had made me extremely spoiled and I did not want that to change. I had become very accustomed to not havin

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