Birth Order's Bottom Line

Oldest, youngest, middle, only...theories abound about how a person's place within the family birth order affects intelligence, ambition, personality and future relationships.

What's Your "Real" Birth Order?

By Catherine Salmon Ph.D.
What birth order are you really?

Born In Between

By Lynne Griffin R.N., M.Ed.
An expert reveals why middles are not who you think they are.

Birth Order and Allergies: Evidence For the Hygiene Hypothes

By Catherine Salmon Ph.D.
Birth order, allergies and the hygiene hypothesis

How Firstborns and Secondborns Compare

By Heidi Grant Halvorson Ph.D.
First-born and second-born children do indeed see the world differently.

Birth Order, Risk, and Baseball

By Art Markman Ph.D.
Having siblings can affect how risky you are.

Is Your Workplace Personality Out of (Birth) Order?

By Ben Dattner Ph.D.
Did your siblings make you who you are at work?

The Psychology of Double Names

By Elisabeth Pearson Waugaman Ph.D.
What are the repercussions of a double given name?

Are Later-Born Children More Rebellious?

By Art Markman Ph.D.
Everything you thought you knew about birth order may be wrong.

Helping Your Child Accept A New Baby

By Mark Banschick M.D.
How a New Baby Affects the Family

Sister and Brother

By Isadora Alman MFT, CST
Some siblings are lucky enough to be good friends.

That Elusive Birth Order Effect and What it Means for You

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Why you shouldn't let stereotypes dictate your fate.

Cell Phone Contemplation: A Snapshot of Life Before & After

By Jennifer Powell-Lunder Psy.D.
Why your tween's cell phone will change life as you know it.

How Many Siblings Does It Take to Save a Marriage?

By Susan Newman Ph.D.
Siblings may shield couples from divorce. But how many do you need?

Mom Liked You Best

By Ellen Weber Libby Ph.D.
Whether true or false, it matters.

Stereotyping by Blood Type and Birth Order

By Susan Newman Ph.D.
Right or wrong, stereotypes linger.