Lifelong Impact of Early Self-Control Childhood self-discipline predicts adult quality of life

@inproceedings{Moffitt2013LifelongIO,
  title={Lifelong Impact of Early Self-Control Childhood self-discipline predicts adult quality of life},
  author={Terrie E Moffitt and Richie G. Poulton and Avshalom Caspi},
  year={2013}
}
W hen we first joined the Dunedin Study team in the 1980s, we had been taught in our psychology Ph.D. training to think in developmental stages: We had learned what is typical of preschoolers, of teenagers, and of older persons. But "typical" failed to describe any of the 1,000 Study participants, who had been physically and psychologically examined since their birth in the early 1970s and were now teenagers. By interviewing tliese young people, we learned to appreciate the remarkable variation… CONTINUE READING