Personality Traits

Do Personality Traits “Contagious” Among Children

How do personality traits develop?  The debate over whether or not personality is inherited or shaped by the environment continues. Until now, the issue of nature and nurture is not yet resolved. Developmental studies continually reap inconsistent results. Some studies suggest that genes are predictors of traits. While others believe it’s the environment that shapes behavior. What predicts personality traits? Which factor…

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Physical Punishment

What Physical Punishment as a Kid Did to Your Personality?

One of the common disciplinary strategies of parents is physical punishment. Physical punishment is associated with the use of force to inflict pain towards children (but not to injure them) which involves spanking, pinching, squeezing, paddling, smacking to correct children’s unacceptable behavior or shortcoming (American Psychoanalytic Association). The nature of physical punishment has sparked multilayered questions and reactions concerning to…

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