- Words: 4203
- Length: 16 Pages
- Topic: Children
- Paper #: 72040617
Birth Order and Juvenile Delinquency
Psychologists have long studied the effects of birth order on a person's personality. Sigmund Freud, for example, believed that "the position of a child in the family order is a factor of extreme importance in determining the shape of his later life" (cited in Sulloway 1996: 468n).
The rest of social sciences, however, have been slower to accept such a sociobiological approach, preferring instead to explain social