The Power Of Birth Order

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The Power of Birth Order Works Cited Kluger, Jeffery “The Power of Birth Order” Time Magazine 170.18 (Oct 29, 2007): The impact of birth order plays an important part of whom you are and who you will be come later in life. Of all the things that could shape our lives, many of us can see the impact of birth order. This birth order impact is not limited to the average family it is noted with many families within the public eye for example, “There was Donald Nixon and the loans he wangled form billionaire Howard Hughes. There was Billy Carter and his advocacy on behalf of the pariah state Libya. There was Roger Clinton and his year in jail on cocaine conviction” (Time). There is Billy Ripken a major league baseball plays over shadowed by his older brother Cal. Have you ever heard of Tisa Farrow he is an actress only noted for the movie Zombie? However, many have heard of her older sister Mia. is it our genes that make us who we are? Perhaps it is our brain chemistry or because to the school we attended, who helped shaped who we are. Many researchers have study birth order have concluded that the oldest child is on the average three points higher on the IQ scale. In addition, the second child’s IQ is higher then the third. This recent study conducted by a group of researcher also noted that they were not sure as to the cause. Many of the earlier research have found that the first-born child does have a higher IQ. However, as researchers follow their subject they are finding that the first-born child does seem to be more successful. Nevertheless, in retro spec one has to keep in mind that most of the following research based on the male population. This imbalance in the research is due to the stereotyping of women in years past. Now as more women become better educated and hold prestigious positions among the workforce. This will only make the birth
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