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Born to Rebel: Birth Order, Family Dynamics, and Creative Lives

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Publisher Comments:

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

"An important and valuable study that will define research agendas for years to come. It is also hugely fun to read."

--Boston Globe

Why do people raised in the same families often differ more dramatically in personality than those from different families? What made Charles Darwin, Benjamin Franklin, and Voltaire uniquely suited to challenge the conventional wisdom of their times? This pioneering inquiry into the significance of birth order answers both these questions with a conceptual boldness that has made critics compare it with the work of Freud and of Darwin himself.    

    

Frank J. Sulloway envisions families as ecosystems in which siblings compete for parental favor by occupying specialized niches.  Combing through thousands of biographies in politics, science, and religion, he demonstrates that firstborn children are more likely to identify with authority whereas their younger siblings are predisposed to rise against it. Family dynamics, Sulloway concludes, is a primary engine of historical change. Elegantly written, masterfully researched, Born to Rebel is a grand achievement that has galvanized historians and social scientists and will fascinate anyone who has ever pondered the enigma of human character.    

    

"Daring . . . a stunning achievement. "    

--The New York Times Book Review

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 541-616) and index.

About the Author

Frank J. Sulloway has a Ph.D. from Harvard. He is a M.I.T. Research Scholar and also a recipient of a MacArthur 'Genius' grant. He is the author of Freud: Biologist of the Mind. He lives in Massachusetts.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679758761
Author:
Sulloway, Frank J.
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Sulloway, Frank J.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Family Relationships
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Sociology - Marriage & Family
Subject:
Personality
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Cognitive Psychology
Subject:
Birth order
Subject:
Personality development
Subject:
Individual differences
Subject:
Personality development -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Psychology: Personality Disorders
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
47
Publication Date:
19970931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
140 B and W PHOTOS, MAPS, AND GR
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
8 x 5.15 x 1.3 in 1.3 lb

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