For Better and For Worse Differential Susceptibility to Environmental Influences

@inproceedings{Belsky2007ForBA,
  title={For Better and For Worse Differential Susceptibility to Environmental Influences},
  author={Jay Belsky and Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg and Marinus H. Van Ijzendoorn},
  year={2007}
}
Evidence that adverse rearing environments exert negative effects particularly on children presumed ‘‘vulnerable’’ for temperamental or genetic reasons may actually reflect something else: heightened susceptibility to the negative effects of risky environments and to the beneficial effects of supportive environments. Building on Belsky’s (1997, 2005) evolutionary-inspired proposition that some children are more affected—both for better and for worse—by their rearing experiences than are others… CONTINUE READING
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