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Campbell and Stewart quoted in Real Simple magazine

  |   Kathryn Kao   |   Permalink   |   Media Mention

Linda Campbell, a professor and director of the center for counseling in the Department of Counseling and Human Development Services, and Alan Stewart, an associate professor of counseling psychology in the Department of Counseling and Human Development Services, were quoted in a story in the latest issue of Real Simple.

The story, "The Real Deal with Birth Order," explains why birth order stereotypes exist and whether or not personalities are predestined at birth. In addition to featuring several siblings, the story highlights insight from various experts in the field of counseling psychology.

In the article, Campbell discusses the traits babies may develop if they are not taken seriously. According to her, these children may develop traits typically found in the oldest or middle sibling. Some of her research focuses on the relationship of psychological birth order to the family atmosphere and to future career interests.

Stewart, who also researches birth order at UGA, was quoted on the impact gender can have on birth roles. His extensive work and research on birth order looks at "actual" birth order, the numerical order in which a person is born, and "psychological" birth order, a person's self-perceived position in the family.

Read the full story in Real Simple magazine.

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