Environmental Influence

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Environmental Influence 7. Explain why we should be cautious about attributing children's successes and failures to parental influence. Research indicates that environmental influences, including the home influences that siblings share, account for less than 10 percent of their personality differences. The fact that two children from the same family are as different from one another as pairs of children selected randomly from the population suggests that parents should feel less pride in their children's successes as well as less guilt over their failures. In addition, a child is subjected to influences over which parents have little control. 8. Explain how twins may experience different prenatal environments, and describe the effect of experience on brain development. Some identical twins have separate placentas. One placenta may have a more advantageous placement that provides better nourishment and thus a better placental barrier against viruses. Even when twins share the same placenta, one may get a richer
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course PSY 2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '08 term at Broward College.

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