An Evolutionary Perspective on Family Studies: Differential Susceptibility to Environmental Influences.

@article{Hartman2016AnEP,
  title={An Evolutionary Perspective on Family Studies: Differential Susceptibility to Environmental Influences.},
  author={Sarah B. Hartman and Jay Belsky},
  journal={Family process},
  year={2016},
  volume={55 4},
  pages={700-712}
}
An evolutionary perspective of human development provides the basis for the differential-susceptibility hypothesis which stipulates that individuals should differ in their susceptibility to environmental influences, with some being more affected than others by both positive and negative developmental experiences and environmental exposures. This paper reviews evidence consistent with this claim while revealing that temperamental and genetic characteristics play a role in distinguishing more and… CONTINUE READING
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