© 1983

Birth Order

Its Influence on Personality


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. A Survey of World Literature 1946–1980

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Cécile Ernst, Jules Angst
      Pages 3-14
    3. Cécile Ernst, Jules Angst
      Pages 15-21
    4. Cécile Ernst, Jules Angst
      Pages 22-28
    5. Cécile Ernst, Jules Angst
      Pages 29-49
    6. Cécile Ernst, Jules Angst
      Pages 50-69
    7. Cécile Ernst, Jules Angst
      Pages 70-73
    8. Cécile Ernst, Jules Angst
      Pages 74-189
    9. Cécile Ernst, Jules Angst
      Pages 190-238
    10. Cécile Ernst, Jules Angst
      Pages 239-242
  3. Analysis of Empirical Data

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 285-343

About this book


This study appears at a time when a decisive turn is due in the research on personality development. After many years of stagna­ tion and misguided research in this field, this book should lead to a thorough revision and a better understanding of current views on the factors which have an influence on personality. Let us consider the unsatisfactory aspects of the recent develop­ ments in personality studies. At the beginning of this century, the revolutionary insight gained ground that personality is susceptible to various influences, in particular to those resulting from human interaction. This insight swept away many of the old scholastic concepts and gained special importance in the fields of pedagogics and psychotherapy. How­ ever, in the wake of every great discovery we find inherent dangers. For years, various claims and creeds on the malleability of personality have been put forward as if they were proven facts. Lay literature, too, was permeated with wrong and distorted information on factors which might endanger child development.


Angst Geschwisterreihe Intelligenz Sozialer Status Wachstum intelligence interaction personality psychische Störung psychotherapy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Psychiatrische UniversitätsklinikZürich 8Switzerland
  2. 2.ForschungsdirektionPsychiatrische UniversitätsklinikZürich 8Switzerland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Birth Order
  • Book Subtitle Its Influence on Personality
  • Authors Cecile Ernst
    Jules Angst
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-11248-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-68401-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-68399-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 346
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Psychology, general
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