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08 July 2011

Children's personalities affect their response to stress

Is your kid a "dove" (cautious and submissive when confronting new environments), or perhaps you have a "hawk" (bold and assertive in unfamiliar settings)?

Is your kid a "dove" (cautious and submissive when confronting new environments), or perhaps you have a "hawk" (bold and assertive in unfamiliar settings)?

Co-author Melissa Sturge-Apple agrees: "When it comes to healthy psychological behaviour, one size does not fit all." The assistant professor of psychology at the University of Rochester adds that the findings "give us insight into how basic behavioural patterns are also chemical patterns".

 
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