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Are Only Children Narcissistic?

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Most people believe that people who are only children are higher in narcissism than those with brothers and sisters, but is that true?

Conscientious Children Do Better in School

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Teaching children to be responsible, persistent, and careful might be the key to their academic success, as early as 4th grade.

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI February 14, 2020

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Leadership, laughter, and love: read what you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology on this ICYMI roundup.

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How a Parent’s Affection Shapes a Child’s Happiness

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Discover why affectionate contact between parents and children is critical to children’s positive growth—and see what parents can do to build hugs into their daily routines.

Should You Try to Hide Your Negative Emotions from Your Kids?

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Many parents try to protect their children by hiding their negative emotions, but that might not always be a good idea.

New study debunks myth that only children are more narcissistic than kids with siblings

The stereotype for only children is that they are selfish, or more self-centered than those with siblings. This stereotype is sometimes used as an argument for having more than one child, but researchers from Germany find there’s no evidence for the claim that only children are more narcissistic than children with sibling.  Michael Dufner (University of Leipzig), Mitja D. Back (University of Münster), Franz F. Oehme (University of Leipzig), Stefan C.

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI March 1, 2019

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This week's roundup includes more discussion on relationships, a critique of research, and a few other gems. Recently in the news, written a post, or have selections you'd like us to consider? Email us, use the hashtag #SPSPblog, or tweet us directly @spspnews. 

Only Children are Not So Different After All

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Growing up without siblings appears to have very little impact on people’s personalities.

Can a Brief Pause Get in the Way of Toddler Learning?

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The ability of toddlers to learn new words may be affected by how often their interactions with parents and other caregivers are interrupted by modern technology.

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